Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah

Was an accident, she is like my sister: Siddaramaiah on 'misbehaviour' incident

ANI | Updated: Jan 28, 2019 20:27 IST

Mysuru (Karnataka) [India], Jan 28 (ANI): Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Monday asserted that the incident that occurred during his interaction with a woman was an accident and the lady is just like his sister.
Speaking to media-persons, Siddaramaiah said, “When I was trying to stop a long speech of a party worker that incident happened, it was an accident, there was no bad intention. I know her since 15 years, she is just like my sister.”
Earlier in the day, former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah was caught on camera losing his cool while interacting with a woman in Mysuru.
In a video, Siddaramaiah could be seen furiously snatching away the mike from the woman's hand and in the process, her 'dupatta' also dropped.
The woman was apparently raising some issue, which agitated the Congress leader.
However later, the woman with whom Siddaramaiah was caught misbehaving  downplayed the entire episode, saying that she had no complaint against the Congress leader.
Talking to media persons here, Jamala said: “I have no issues. He was the best Chief Minister. I only told him about some grievances and spoke roughly. I shouldn't have spoken like that to a former a chief minister. He got angry because I slammed the table.”
Meanwhile, NCW has also taken cognizance of the news reports of the incident and have urged the state police for an investigation of the incident. (ANI)

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