DK Shivakumar snatched the phone of a man trying to take a selfie.

Bengaluru / New Delhi:

Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar lost his cool in public when a man was trying to take a selfie with him.

The 58-year-old leader is known as the troubleshooter of the party in the southern state.

They snatched the mobile phone from that person.

When criticized, he cited the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. 

News agency ANI quoted him as saying, "We don't know what might be in one's hands. You know what happened to Rajiv Gandhi. Sometimes, human anger and emotions come out, nothing wrong with that." Not there."

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In the video, Shivakumar can be seen standing amidst a crowd in Mandya, about 100 km from the state capital Bengaluru, in a rage.

When the man approaches them, Shivakumar snatches his phone and his bodyguards intervene immediately. 

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After the clip of this incident surfaced, he is being criticized on social media.

Several Twitter users have questioned the reference to Rajiv Gandhi, while others said that he should not have behaved like this.

Although there were some people who also defended him. 


Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar scolds a man who tries to take a selfie with him in Mandya

"We don't know what one might have in hand. You know what happened to Rajiv Gandhi. Sometimes, human anger & emotions come out, nothing wrong in that," the leader says

— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2021

This is not the first time that the anger of a Karnataka Congress leader has been caught on camera.

In July, he slapped a party worker who was trying to put his hand on his shoulder.

In the year 2018, during an election campaign in Bellary, he slapped the hand of one of his supporters, who wanted to take a selfie with him. 

The video that surfaced in October sparked another controversy, in which two Karnataka Congress leaders were shown discussing the alleged corruption of the Karnataka Congress chief.

The clip was posted by BJP's Amit Malviya.

The Congress leader had at that time denied the allegations of corruption. 

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