Bengaluru, Sept 12: The arrest of Congress leader and Vokkaliga stalwart D K Shivakumar is part of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah-led union BJP government’s massive conspiracy to kill opposition parties in India, according to Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief Dinesh Gundu Rao.
Addressing the rally organised by Vokkaliga groups to express solidarity with Shivakumar in Bengaluru on Wednesday, Mr Rao said that protest was in retaliation to the vendetta politics of the BJP.
“Karnataka will not tolerate the politics pursued by the Centre,” he said, adding that politicians who joined the BJP were immediately sanctified while opposition leaders were hounded by abusing the central government agencies.
Former minister Krishna Byre Gowda said that BJP leaders were afraid of the Opposition. “Today, the CBI, I-T and ED are acting like wild dogs of the central government. Like in Pakistan, where the ISI is used to silence critics of its army, the BJP is using central agencies like dogs to hound political opponents,” he charged.
Nanjavadhutha seer, who addressed the protestors at Freedom Park, said the Vokkaliga community was behind its leader Shivakumar.
“The manner in which Shivakumar was treated is not right. V G Siddhartha’s fate should not befall him,” he said.
‘Arrest of DKS is part of Shah-led BJP’s conspiracy to kill opposition parties’