Bengaluru: Vokkaligas in huge numbers protest against D K Shivakumar's arrest


Bengaluru, Sep 11 (IANS): In a show of strength, about 12,000 Vokkaligas of the politically-dominant community in Karnataka staged a massive rally to protest the arrest of Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on September 3 in a money laundering case, a party official said on Wednesday.

"The 5 km long rally from National College in the southern suburbs to Freedom Park in the city central was peaceful and the response was overwhelming, as thousands of Vokkaligas protested Shivakumar's arrest and demanded his release forthwith," party official Ravi Gowda told IANS here.

The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) also joined the rally along with hundreds of pro-Kannada activists to express solidarity with Shivakumar, a strong Vokkaliga leader in the southern state.

"The BJP-led NDA government is indulging in vendetta politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are hell-bent on taking revenge on Shivakumar for being our party's trouble-shooter and consolidating the Vokkaligas, cutting across the party lines," Gowda said.

Elaborate security arrangements were made en route and additional police personnel were deployed at the venues to prevent any untoward incident.

Party's state unit president Dinesh Gundu Rao and other state leaders participated in the rally and addressed the gathering at the Freedom Park, accusing the BJP of trying to finish off the opposition parties, especially the Congress, by misusing the central agencies like ED and CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation).

"Most of the protesters came from the old Mysuru region, including Ramanagara, Channapatna, Kanakapura, Mandya and Mysuru, responding to the call of the community leaders and pro-Kannada organisations," Gowda said.

Party's legislators like Krishna Byre Gowda, Sowmya Reddy and former MP V.S. Ugrappa took part in the rally and the public event.

Thanking the community leaders and the party for their support and solidarity, Shivakumar urged them to conduct the rally and demo peacefully without causing inconvenience to the people and not to damage public property.

"I would like to reiterate that I have done nothing wrong and am a target of vendetta politics. With the support and blessings of you all and my belief in god and judiciary, I have full faith that I will emerge victorious both legally and politically in this case," tweeted Shivakumar to his community leaders and followers.

Bengaluru: HC adjourns hearing in D K Shivakumar's appeal against ED summons

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP) 

Bengaluru, Sep 12: The appeal filed by former minister, D K Shivakumar, questioning the decision of the single judge bench of the state high court that had quashed the petition filed by him seeking to annul the summons served on him by the enforcement directorate to be present personally for questioning, came up for hearing on Wednesday September 11. The hearing now stands adjourned to September 16. 

The summons were issued in respect of unexplained cash amounting to Rs 8.69 crore found in flats in Delhi during the raids by income tax department, sources of which are yet to be satisfactorily explained. 

Daughter's questioning today 

The officials of the enforcement directorate have, in the meanwhile, served notice to Aishwarya, daughter of D K Shivakumar, asking her to be present at the office of the directorate for questioning in connection with her investments in different companies and concerns. She will be questioned by the officials on Thursday, September 12.

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  • Suhasini, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 13 2019

    Oh ho.. there are so many DKShi's that's how there is so much corruption money.. thats what I was wondering how can one person be so corrupt, now I have my answer.. that's the reason so many Vokkaliga were out there to protest and save themselves(DKSHi) DKShi is shi shi shi..😂😂

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengalur

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    DKS will get stronger and become the CM ...thats why BJP is worried only about this leader
    Even now if he switches he can be the CM ....BUT THERE ARE MANY ETHICAL POLITICIANS LIKE PC AND DKS ...both ready to go to jail .

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  • Hussain, Kaup

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    How he can become CM???
    Congress never win anything election in karnataka

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    If vokkaligas commits crime and government arrest them they will protest.?

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  • Praveen, Manchi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Good Vokkaligas feel bad about this gathering for sure

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    If am not wrong D K Ravi also belongs to Vokkaliga community, None of above so called community leaders came front not only to protest even to condolence.

    More over DK Shivakumar was close links to congress leader Hanumantharayappa Father in Law of DK Ravi

    Only congress leaders names were rounding in DK Ravi death

    may be this so called community leaders aware or not, his wife Kusuma struggled and begged to congress leader for Job which was promised by then No. # 1 CM. Later Mrs. Smriti Irani assured her job and appointed.

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  • Salim, Bagalkot

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    This is absurd. I can understand a political party staging protest for its leader. But why do we bring in community or religion in protests when a leader is arrested. If he is innocent, the court will let him off. Why protest in the name of caste or religion?

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  • Indian, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    I'm unaware of DKS wrong doings as accused by ED , But I Never saw an politicians as brave, courageous , daring as DKS,He really is an charismatic mass leader OR else why would public protest for this arrest and support DKS???why would DKS declare his assets??Why dint he run away evading all these arrest????
    I hope he has not done anything wrong and he comes out clean without any corruption charges.

    Even chidambaram was not traceable(went underground) for about 4-5 hours before his arrest, finally he surfaced in Congress headquarters for arrest.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    You are unaware anything, did u present urself while ED raid? ED got evidence, just tell me how a hotel supplier can become 10000 crore worth owner if he is very clean?

    his daughter, not working still she own 100 crore property, his mother 80+ aged owns 1000+ crores asset.

    The protest was stage managed by Gang of Looters,

    U r not even aware that how Orbitor is rounding to moon, ISRO should believe u and close Isro??????????

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  • Indian, udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Mr.genius,
    you mean to say ,you are spying DKS and his family from the day he started his carrier and collected all these data??

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    i never said i am spyuing on him or i have data, Thats ED did and they have data to punish, how u r saying

    "I'm unaware of DKS wrong doings as accused by ED", do u think he will inform you before doing anything wrong???

    or if u are unaware means is he innocent???

    are you aware the limit u can have in cash???
    Are you aware u could not explain of accounts for his asset?
    Are you aware that he was Supplier in Assembly Canteen (Refer HDD statement)
    Are you aware that siddu accused him as corrupt politician before siddu join congress?
    Are you aware that his non working daughter have asset worth 100 crore
    Are you aware how a supplier can earn 10000 crore?

    Dnt try to genious if u r living with fools

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    kirshna are you aware of mining scam of reddy

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  • Indian, udupi

    Fri, Sep 13 2019

    He is an underground spy and has most of the confidential data's as i observed by his comments....

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  • Naman, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 13 2019

    There is huge difference between Confidence and arrogance what this goon has is arrogance..

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    That is why motabhai eating now only imported mushrooms and imported butter, imported cheese...kalliwali to the thotte eating desi cow!

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  • Mohammed, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Familiarity grown to DK shivakumar and he will be our next president of congress

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    u mean to say he will sideline, Rahul, Priyanka, Robert and Sonia?

    Or arrest in corruption case is criteria to become president of Congress party?

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    The turnover of a company owned by Jay Amitbhai Shah, son of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Shah, increased 16,000 times over in the year following the election of Narendra Modi as prime minister and the elevation of his father to the post of party president, filings with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) show.

    Company balance sheets and annual reports obtained from the RoC reveal that in the financial years ending March 2013 and 2014, Shah’s Temple Enterprise Private Ltd. engaged in the negligible activity and recorded losses of Rs 6,230 and Rs 1,724 respectively. In 2014-15, it showed a profit of Rs 18,728 on revenues of only Rs 50,000 before jumping to a turnover of Rs 80.5 crore in 2015-16.

    Excerpt from The Wire

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  • vasu, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    So turnover is an indicator of fraud or profit..Have you heard of trading..Turnover can be 20000 times in one year over LY. Doesn't mean anything.;

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    It's called corruption.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Dear N.M.
    first understand difference between turnout and own asset.

    Even i have a shop and invested nearly 1,00,00 while open in 2018 May, every day my business is average Rs. 4000, it means my yearly turn out is Rs.4000 * 30 days * 12 month which is 14 Lakh 40 thousand.

    14,40,000 is not my income its turn out

    My profit is only nearly 1 Lakh rs in last year....

    in case if business improved and my daily business goes upto 15000 per day my turn out will cross 54 Lakh per year.

    Now a days every one showing like they are big economist with out even knowing difference between turn out and Asset

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  • kudlada javanye, MANGALORE

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Even after seeing so much cash hidden in DKS s house and so much cash in the name of his daughter Aishwarya That too 193 Crores,People are still supporting DKS to release him .Whats wrong with these people,Just gv us the Proof and account for this cash and will release him,Its BJP or Congress Rules s rules.Everyone s same under the law

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  • vikky, kudla

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    kallanige kallara support

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  • Srinivas,, Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    There is one more Kala who made 50 crores out of 50 thousand investment who is not others than dakku's( Amith Shah) son. Why no one questioning him. What about Janardhan Reddy. What about operation Kamal to pitch 17 MAL.

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  • kiran, Mlore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Did sonia give a information to you...............?

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