Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa this day talked about he modified into “no longer elated” with the arrest of political rival DK Shivakumar. The senior Congress leader modified into arrested this night by the Enforcement Directorate, which modified into questioning him in a cash laundering case. The agency talked about he modified into no longer cooperating with the investigation — an allegation furthermore made in opposition to dilapidated union minister P Chidambaram by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
“Let me repeat you one ingredient, the arrest of DK Shivakumar did no longer lift me any happiness. I would possibly pray to God that he’ll be out soon,” Mr Yediyurappa talked about.
“I haven’t hated anyone in my life and haven’t mean to anxiety anyone. Justice must snatch its hold route,” added the senior BJP leader, who took oath in July after the coalition government of HD Kumaraswamy and the Congress modified into dislodged by a sequence of defections by their MLAs.
Mr Yediyurappa added that he would be the “happiest” to find the news of Mr Shivakumar’s getting out.
The BJP has taken a exhausting line on the arrest of Mr Chidambaram. “Howsoever mighty you must well perhaps presumably be, the law is above you,” Bengaluru’s BJP MP Tejashwi Surya had tweeted.
Union Minister Babul Supriyo had mocked Mr Chidambaram for speaking on liberty right by a press meet held at the Congress headquarters that night.
“Heard the Press Con @PChidambaram_IN ji held this day at the @INCIndia HQ !He pressured about ‘Liberty’ ! Wonder if he modified into talking relating to the ‘Liberty’ to launder Money or evade arrest or is it the ‘Liberty’ to be entitled to be auto-exonerated of any wrongdoing bcoz he’s from Congress!” he tweeted.
The Congress has accused the BJP-led Centre of practising “vendetta politics” by the use of the agencies to arrest its leaders.
“Shivakumar’s arrest fuelled by BJP’s quest for revenge. Sinking economic system and rupee, lack of jobs, a issue to quilt up these complications,” talked about senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala.
“Mr Chidambaram has been accused of facilitating a tall infusion of international funds into a television company, INX Media, in 2007 on the behest of his son Karti Chidambaram, who allegedly got kickbacks for this. At the time, he modified into the nation’s finance minister in the UPA government. Mr Chidambaram has denied the allegations, asserting it modified into politically motivated,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.
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