Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar once again lost his cool and burst out on a man who was trying to take a selfie with him. The incident took place in at the Vijayanagara College Stadium in Hosapete on Sunday.
Shivakumar was surrounded by party supporters when he had come to supersede the construction of the stage for All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi's event on February 10. Among those crowd, one of the party supporters was trying to take a selfie with him and at the very moment, the minister lost his cool and slapped the man at a public event.
This is not the first time when the minister has shown his ire at a public event. Earlier in November 2017, he was found hitting a man who clicking selfie behind him at a public event in Belgaum. This incident got captured on camera and later it went viral on the internet. while talking about his action Shivakumar called it a 'normal incident'.
“Have basic common sense. When I’m doing my responsibility and addressing the press, how can someone come out for a selfie? It was a normal incident,” Shivakumar said while defending his action.
Karnataka Energy Minister, DK Shivakumar is the Chairman of Congress Campaign Committee in poll-bound Karnataka. Minister's short-tempered behavior and his properties in Bengaluru, which were raided by the Income Tax Department in August 2017 had hit the headlines.