“I congratulate the BJP. BJP has won. I call them all the best. Absolutely, it is inspired by politics. I am not a coward. I will face them all.”
On Tuesday evening, the Enforcement Directorate arrested important Congress leader DK Shivakumar in Karnataka. He said this when the ED officials were taking him to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi for routine checkup after arrest.
DK Shivkumar was in the cabinet in Karnataka in the erstwhile Congress-JDS and earlier Congress government.
The election for a Rajya Sabha seat in Gujarat is very important in the political career of DK Shivakumar.
The contest was between BJP National President Amit Shah and Sonia Gandhi’s political advisor Ahmed Patel.
During this time, the Congress MLAs of Gujarat were kept in a resort in Bengaluru and DK Shivakumar played an important role in this.
Only after this the Income Tax Department raided against him and now his arrest is being considered as the culmination of those raids.
DK Shivakumar’s lawyer has described it as inspired by ‘feeling of revenge’.
Politically, the BJP calls it a fight against corruption, but the statement of BS Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister of the BJP government in Karnataka, is startled.
In one of his statements, Yeddyurappa has said that he does not believe in vengeance-driven politics. He has also expressed the hope that Shivkumar will fight this legal battle well. In his statement, Yeddyurappa said that he would be happy over Shivkumar’s victory.
In such a situation, what kind of statements will come from the Congress, it can be guessed.
Congress leaders are telling this one by one the plan to divert the attention of the Center. Congress leaders say that the ruling BJP is doing this to divert attention from the issue of poor economy.
At the same time, former Karnataka Chief Minister and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy says that the BJP has not declared an emergency, but what it is doing is not less than the Emergency.
What is the legal status in Shivkumar’s case
Shivakumar’s lawyer Shyam Sundar, in a conversation with BBC Hindi, alleged that the ED’s move was ‘complete retaliation’.
The Income Tax Department had initiated action but the Karnataka High Court had stayed it.”
This case is worth 8.33 crores. This amount was allegedly received by the Income Tax officials from the apartment in Delhi where Shivkumar was staying. However, Shivkumar says that he has nothing to do with these money.
Shivakumar’s lawyer Shyam Sundar says that with the court’s order the case was unfounded. “The Income Tax Department has complained to the Enforcement Directorate that this illegal amount should be investigated under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and it is not an offense under the PMLA,” he said.
Shyam Kumar says that so far ED has not released any statement about the allegations on the basis of which Shivkumar was arrested.
So, was Shivkumar arrested because he did not respond properly and did not cooperate with ED officials during the last four days of questioning.
Shyam Sundar rejects this clearly.
“Absolutely not. Article 20 (3) of the constitution gives the right to remain calm. No one can force anyone to reply. How can anyone say that they are not giving the answer that they want? . “
Kannada television viewers saw a person in tears that day who had fought so many battles against his opponents. Ganesh Chaturthi was on Monday and Shivkumar used to go to his father’s ‘Samadhi’.
The Enforcement Directorate sought permission for this but the ED refused. After which hundreds of people saw this person on TV trying to stop the tears.
The people of the Vokkalinga community (especially around Bengaluru) are deeply associated with the traditions of Ganesh Chaturthi.
A colleague of Sivakumar, on the condition of anonymity, says “It was not a political drama. It is very clear. We the people of the Vokkalinga community are very deeply attached to this worship. The way they were treated, It is sure to have an impact on the community in this area. “
This is also important because two years ago, when the ED and Income Tax officials were tightening the eye on Shivkumar, the state Congress leaders were asked by the Central Committee of the Congress to issue a statement in favor of Shivkumar.
A major reason for the late reaction of the state leaders is the increasing power of Shivkumar. He is in direct contact with the big Congress leaders present in Delhi.
A senior Congress leader, on the condition of anonymity, said, “They have good contacts in Delhi. Many state leaders are not very comfortable about this. We know that these raids happened because their relations with the top leaders of the party Are. “
Political commentator and Jain University pro-vice chancellor Professor Sandeep Shastri told BBC Hindi, “It is a clever strategy of BJP that it is doing all these against corruption. The case of P Chidambaram and Shivkumar can also be seen under the same When Chidambaram was arrested, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Paris where he said that his government was fighting against corruption. It is determination. “
Professor Shastri says “The BJP is trying to show that cases against the people of the opposition are being taken to its logical end. But, there are similar cases against people like the Reddy brothers or Mukul Roy associated with the BJP.” Nothing is being done in this. This seems to be a double standard. Also it is clear that by showing efforts to fight corruption, public sympathy Egi same. “
Shivkumar’s supporters demonstrated on the Bangalore-Mysore highway last night, due to which traffic was also affected.
People took out a march in support of Shivkumar. Apart from this, people damaged public properties in the rural areas of Bengaluru. A bandh has also been called on Wednesday in many areas.