DK Shivakumar arrest: Political leaders react to ED’s action while Congress workers vandalise buses
4, Sep 2019, 9:58 AM
Hundreds of supporters of DK Shivakumar gathered outside the ED office at Lok Nayak Bhawan in Khan Market raising their voice against the arrest made by the financial probe agency on Tuesday (September 3). Meanwhile, in Karnataka, Congress workers protested in several places, from Mahatma Gandhi statue at Bengaluru's Maurya Circle to Shivakumar's constituency Ramangara. The Karnataka Congress has called for a state-wide protest on Wednesday (September 4).
BJP spokesperson Prakash said the arrest is not politically motivated. Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said, "Let me tell you one thing, the arrest of DK Shivakumar did not bring me any happiness. I will pray to God that he will be out soon.”
Tanveer Ahmed, national spokesperson, JD(S), said that BJP is playing vindictive politics with respect to Shivakumar's arrest.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also slammed the BJP government and described the arrest of the party leader as a "diversionary tactic" from real issues.
Meanwhile, Congress workers hit the streets, raised slogans against the BJP, vandalised buses and even attacked the BJP office in Kanakapura, Karnataka.