Bengaluru: BJP using pressure tactics to get Shivakumar on their side - D K Suresh

Daijiworld Media Network

Bengaluru, Nov 7: Karnataka irrigation minister D K Shivakumar was given an offer to join the BJP, revealed his brother and Congress MP D K Suresh.

Claiming that the offer came from a Central agency, he said he cannot reveal when the offer was made and the name of the central agency or its officers. However, it’s part of BJP’s pressure tactic against Shivakumar to check his political growth.

“Centre has been misusing the agencies to target opposition leaders. However, we are advising officials to work as per law and not bow down to pressure,” Suresh said.

D K Suresh (left) and D K Shivakumar

In 2017, Shivakumar’s house and properties were raided by the Income Tax department and Suresh added that a case of criminal conspiracy was referred to the Enforcement Directorate.

Rajya Sabha member Ramamurthy said that all nine Congress MPs will meet the Enforcement Directorate’s chief, to complain about central agencies being misused.

Ramamurthy said that he had written to the ED on behalf of the MPs for an appointment on September 13. However, there has been no response yet, which is strange as officials are always available to MPs,
he added.

Congress MPs R Dhruvanarayana, K C Ramamurthy, G C Chandrashekhar and B N Chandrappa who were present for the press meet, criticized BJP leader B Sreemulu’s Bellary Lok Sabha bypoll campaign slogan ‘Shantha for Delhi, Shivakumar for jail’. This shows the desperation of the BJP to get Shivakumar arrested, they alleged.