Sullia: Frustrated over power cuts, man lambasts DKS, arrested


Daijiworld Media Network - Sullia (SP)

Sullia, Mar 1: A resident of Bellare in the taluk has been arrested for allegedly using abusive words against state energy minister D K Shivakumar.

The accused has been identified as Giridhar Rai, a resident of Bellare here, and former president of Ballare traders' union.

It is said that Giridhar had made a phone call to minister Shivakumar, frustrated over unscheduled power cuts in his area. Despite several tries he got no response, and when finally the minister did answer, Giridhar expressed anger at the power situation in his area.

Giridhar reportedly got engaged in a verbal duel with the minister. It is said that he used derogatory words against the minister during this conversation.

Minister Shivakumar then disconnected the call and informed the town police in Sullia.

The police swung into action and visited Giridhar's house to arrest him, but he refused to open the door, sources said. The police personnel then forced the door open and arrested him.

Giridhar was produced in the court on Monday February 29 and remanded in judicial custody.

  

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Promenade Road,Frazer Town,B'lore

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    Abusive words is wrong and the critical analysis is allowed.

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  • vassu, kudla

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    What a sycophancy by congress. At one end they support anti nationals who raise slogans against the country saying there is nothing wrong in it and the other scenario is to arrest a common man who questioned the minister about the erratic power supply. confused congress .

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    Giridhar Rai
    You have done the right thing by using the language, which the Minister understands. Majority of politicians, irrespective of party are the same.

    When DKS context election next time, please use the same language. That time, he will not only lick you like a female dog, and I won't be surprised, he may touch your feet.

    Shameless politicians.

    He is a servant of the people. Now he thinks, people are his servants. Arrogance to the core.

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  • Shakeel, Dubai

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    This poor man might be read Modi Sarkar Ministers responding for Twitter complaints and expected same from DK Shi. hehe Its Congress Bhai..

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  • Haneef, Karkala

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    Energy Minister is showing is negative energy on Poor People

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  • dinesh shetty, Nitte/Dubai

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    The so called power minister first understand that he is a public servant..He should have tackled this more sensitively..he would have send any division engineer to give an advice to Mr Rai...Now he acted like Goonda raj...He should first understand that..all Bangalore/Mandya/Mysore/Hassan 80% power goes from our dist..the UPCL 400 KV line ..but our twin dist is in whole dark...where is our MP Nalin Kateel,Shoba..or our all MLAs...?? they all oppose the power minister act in Assembly/Parliament...Whole Dkites should tell the Power minister that ,they are all with our brother Mr Rai

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, UDUPI/NEW YORK,USA.

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    Anybody will get frustrated over power cuts in most parts in India. The ministers are least bothered about such vital issues. Giridhar Rai is partly right in his action as the state energy minister D K Shivakumar did not respond to his calls on this power cut issue. Only those affected by this regular power cut, know what they are going through, especially during summer.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    They arrested the man but forgot to Switch on electricity .No use of abusing.Electricity is a old Problem and I think never end.Only Ministers must be having 24hours water and electricity.Poor ones have to bear all like old days.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    What wrong Mr Girdhar Rai has done..??? Questioning these ministers who are supposed to serve us is wrong..!!????

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Of recently quite often all across Hindustan the common man/citizens/patriots/nationalist not only see but also experience these kind of abuse, intolerance, vengeance, vendetta, hatred etc.,

    God only save our beloved Hindustan.

    Jai ho.!!!

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  • John, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    What this percent commission Minister understand about people's problems!?. Anybody who is in Bangalore will tell how this Minister collects the commission on each and every work that the government sanctions!. Congress will never take action on him because he is the major fund collector for Congress!

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  • Allen, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    This incident shows the frustration of the concerned minister and his party!

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  • Santhosh, Bantwal

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Politicians deserve such words when they failed to discharge their duty

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  • Stivan J. Alva, Shankerpura

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    This Energy Minister always discharges his surplus energy in wrong way... Ministers in Democracy nowadays behaving as if they are Kings...

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  • Mohammed, Kundapur/Qatar

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Why Didn't he Call MODIJI ???
    MODIJI will Swung in to Action Immediately ...!!!

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  • Suleman Byari, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    UPCL Padubidri line is passing over Sullia. Why DK and Udupi is suffering from power cut?. If this power is to be supplied to the industries out of our boundary districts...then why the Govt. built this power plant near to our soil...they should have built near the industrial hub where it is getting supplied or used.
    Good that this man made the minister to feel the heat of locals.

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  • Prakash Shetty, Pune

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Rai could have speak politely instead of using derogatory words.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, UDUPI/NEW YORK,USA.

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    Prakash, Pune.
    sometimes politeness does not work.

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  • Sathish shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    Rai is not professional like our parliamentarians. He might have spoken facts is not acceptable to our law makers/chelas.

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  • Mahendra Shetty, Mumbai Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    THIS IS THE REAL INTOLERANCE OF KARNATAKA MINISTER AND WHY NO MEDIA HIGHLIGHT ON THIS ISSUE HA? CHOR PARTY IS IN POWER THATS WHY?

    THE CHOR GOVT IS THE SHAAPA TO KARNATAKA PEOPLE....

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  • Mohandas Kumar, Kanekarabettu

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    What is the use BJP sitting MLA S Angara (5 times MLA From Sullia Constituency. Also BJP Cabinet Law Minister D.V.Sadananda Gowda, who was born, brought up and practiced his Law in Sullia.....

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  • Kusuma Kumari G Nellore, Kodyadka

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Minsters must remember they are public servants and must listen to the vows of public.But its probably wrong on part of the business man to use derogatory words

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  • Sathish shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 02 2016

    Politicians speak only truth and only truth according to oath and we pretend it is true. Badavana kopa Davadege maraka.

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  • Flavian, Mangalauru/Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Just compare the incident with:
    When Kerala student writes to Mr. Modi about road conditions and quick action being taken.
    Leaders should listen and serve the citizens. But here the complainant used abusive language and that too with a Minister. I do not think such attitude is right with a civilized person.
    He could have spoken or complained electricity board or responsible person.
    It is nothing but reaction to wrong action. May be Shivkumar had few extra pegs and he could not resist internal heat and external frustrations.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Abusive language could be mental sickness due to frustration. with proper investigation the authorities can let him go with a warning if he is not harm to anyone. The babus must think that, if not one the telephone - people are getting frustrated on their lackslidal work.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Bhandarakar,

    Your excellency!
    Are you a day dreamer?

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  • Ravi, Kapu

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    All Siddu/Pappu supporters here are missing

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  • Anirudh P, Bengaluru

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    TO ALL DONGIES…

    WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL APPROACHED COURT AND COURT DIRECTED POLICE TO BOOK THE SEDITION CASE ON PAPPU, MANY OF YOU TERMED IT AS “EMERGENCY SITUATION”.

    NOW WHEN AN COMMON MAN APPROACHED MINISTER OF HIS STATE WITH HIS PROBLEMS, HE IS BEING SENT TO JAIL.

    IS THIS NOT REAL “EMERGENCY SITUATION” ? OR IS IT MENTIONED AS “ACCHE DIN” IN DONGI DICTIONARY ?

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    This is where the Congress VP can seize the initiative.
    1. Get the State Government to take
    corrective measures to tackle the
    'Power Problem'.
    2. Sort out this matter too ..which does not reflect well on the Government.
    3. In fact I read an article in TOI today about the Congress VP's initiative to get some import duties on paper used for 'Braille', cut so that the blind students could benefit. The photo of the Congress VP lending an ear to the plight of the blind student was indeed touching.This had taken place during his visit to Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru.
    Such was his commitment that he wrote to the Commerce Minister about it and the duty cuts were announced in the budget...
    We expect such things from a 'Responsible Leader'....Many such acts and who knows....??
    This kind of stuff is what the younger generation is looking for...right?

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  • sri, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    This man unluckily used an option of 'phone-a-friend' without knowing the kattale bhagya scheme. Lol.

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  • ABD, LOS ANGELES

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    GOONDA RAJ BY POWER MINISTER....WHAT MORE CAN WE EXPECT FROM THESE...!!!

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  • PEDDU, MANGALURU

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    SIDDU ONLY FOR SLEEP AND EXPAND THEN SLEEP

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Expand what?
    be specific...

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  • VM, Moodbidri

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Raise this issue in Parliament.Let us see what DRAMEBAZZ PAPPU AKA AMUL POSTER BOY Replies. Freedom of Expression, still alive??

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Kannada Gaade: BADAVANA SITTU DAVADEGE MOOLA..!!

    Frustrated businessman lost hopes after talking to concerned authorities who didn't listen, then contacted Minister who is a KING of EGO. Minister gave him sarcastic comment.Our poor man too raised his voice..Minister D.K.Shi doesn't respect his own party workers,MLAs if he gets angry,then how can he tolerate poor man's angry words ? Both exchanged bad words..Rest you know the story..(If he is a BJP man,then permanent jail)

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    UND EMERGENCY AND POLICE RAJ IN KARNATAKA....

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  • SB, Mlore

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Freedom of expression is only for anti nationals who call out anti nation slogans. Not for a frustrated tax payer citizen of a failed scamgress state.

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  • sujith, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    This news on Television National Media is been displayed mentioning as the person from Mangalore....

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  • sid, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    These ministers dont have any shame and now this fellow wants to be president or something .

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Signs of internal EMERGENCY in K'Nataka

    Speak truth, be arrested

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    through this he got permanent seat in RSS/BJP...

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  • Anirudh P, Bengaluru

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Gangaram, Moodbidri

    And with this uncalled comment, you got one in Dongi Party !!!

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  • gm, mlur

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Give him some power shock ....

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  • jeetendra hegde, mumbai

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    hhhh...this what the aam aadmi power in congress rule...congress ruled the country by keeping aam aadmi out of every daily needs for the last 65 years....

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Und Emergency / Police Raj In karnataka...

    Court must interfere and release the innocent Giridhar..

    Chi chi tu tu for congi culture

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  • sri, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    I think he did no mistake other than praising the lord. I think those words can be removed off the record like members do in parliament.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    'Grahachara Lepuni' Pandaa Oondhuve!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Looks like a BJP 'Power Man' with the brains of RaGa!
    Sath gaa!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    EE Rad Coomentodu Disagree-Agree Thoonaaga Onji Vishaya Spashthaa....
    Marlana supportugu kelavu jana uller!
    **************
    Translation...
    From the above 2 comments after seeing Agrees and Disagrees, 1 thing is certain...
    Even the Stupid have support!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    If D K Shivakumar cannot deliver he should GET LOST ...

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    why not fix responsibility on modi for this also?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    kumara, Jaisa Raja ...

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  • sri, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 01 2016

    Jossey- same formula should be applied to sidduji as well.

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