Bengaluru: Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje on Monday added that phone tapping by anybody is a serious offence and the investigation into the allegations on Kumaraswamy will let the truth prevail.

Adding that HDK should not be worried if he hasn't committed any wrong, Shobha questioned why the former CM was panicked and reacting to the allegations and investigation if he is clear.

Answering to one of the question posed by a reporter, Shobha added that she has no problem even if her phone was tapped as she has not been involved in anything wrong.

"I have no problem even if my phone is tapped. I haven't committed treason or any other wrong," Shobha said.

Reacting to allegations by HDK that Yediyurappa's son was handling the 'transfer business' in the state, Shobha said "I have no idea about anything of that sort. I am busy with my work and visiting the flood affected regions in the state".

Speaking about cabinet expansion, Shobha informed that Yediyurappa has already submitted a list of probable candidates to the centre and the high command will be taking the final call in the matter.

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Guwahati: Normal life was affected in parts of Assam on Friday as a students' union observed a 12- hour bandh in the state over exclusion of members of an indigenous group from the final NRC. Asserting that the updated register, published on August 31, was "full of errors", the All Koch Rajbongshi Students' Union (AKRSU) demanded that members of its community, who have been left out, be immediately included.

One of the protesters told reporters that AKRSU will not accept the final NRC as "the list was full of errors". He also said that thousands of Koch Rajbongshi people have been excluded from the register. Official sources said no incident of violence has been reported from any part of the state, but the protesters were seen burning an effigy of state NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela at Nalbari district's Kauli area.

Almost all shops, banks, educational institutes and offices remained closed in Koch Rajbongshi-dominated areas of Morigaon, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, Nalbari, Nagaon and Sivasagar districts, the sources said. Private vehicles also stayed off the roads, though state-run long-distance buses plied on national highways with police escort, they said.

Five agitators, including AKRSU's Kumarkata unit president Deepak Roy, were detained by the police during the day as they refused to lift a road blockade.

The 12-hour shutdown, however, did not have much impact on Guwahati, the sources added. More than 19 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants have been excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), released in Assam last month.