“You can’t force me”, DK Shivakumar refuses to take COVID test

DK Shivakumar has been the talk of the town since he has been leading the Padayatra to Mekedatu. In this march, the BJP has shared a video on Twitter where Shivakumar was seen coughing. When asked to take a COVID test to know his health status he said, “I am fit and fine. You can’t force me to give a sample. Tell your Home Minister I am perfect.”

The Padayatre to Mekedatu 

DK Shivakumar and his associates in the Karnataka Congress have launched a padayatra or walk to Mekedatu to put pressure on the center and the state Govt to start this 9000 crore Rs project that will aid in providing water to people of Karnataka both for drinking and irrigation.


The Congress party has broken the laws imposed in the state as the yatra started on Saturday when Karnataka was under a weekend curfew. The yatra that started with a jubilant celebration saw no COVID protocols being followed or any COVID appropriate behavior being observed.

Amid this when the leader’s video emerged where he was seen coughing and was asked to take a test for COVID, he has refused the same.