Bengaluru roads choke as protesters gather for rally as D.K. Shivakumar arrest
On 3 September 2019, D.K. Shivakumar was arrested on charges of money laundering and income tax evasion. He has called the charges "baseless" and "politically motivated" done by the BJP government of Karnataka.
People travelling through the central parts of Bengaluru are having a harrowing time, as several thoroughfares face deadlock owing to a rally organised by several organisations representing the Vokkaliga community in protest against the arrest of former Minister and Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar.
As thousands of protesters troop the National College grounds from where the rally is set to start towards Freedom Park, Mysoru Road to the City centre.
Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar born on 15 May 1962. He’s A member of the Indian National Congress (INC), he was the minister of irrigation in the cabinet of H. D. Kumaraswamy. Previously, he served as the Minister of Energy in the Government of Karnataka under the Siddaramaiah Government. He is an MLA from Kanakapura constituency. Shivakumar is among the richest politicians in Karnataka. While filing his nomination for election in 2018, he declared total assets of ₹840 crore, an increase of more than ₹600 crore from the 2013 election.
Meanwhile Shivakumar tweeted, tweeter read “I congratulate my BJP friends for finally being successful in their mission of arresting me. The IT and ED cases against me are politically motivated and I am a victim of the BJP's politics of vengeance and vendetta.”
With that, some series of tweets are as followed by Shivakumar: “I congratulate my BJP friends, for finally being successful in their mission of arresting me. The IT and ED cases against me are politically motivated and I am a victim of the BJP's politics of vengeance and vendetta.”
“I would like to reiterate that I have done nothing wrong & am a target of vendetta politics. With the support and blessings that I am receiving from all of you, and my belief in god and our judiciary, I have full faith that I will emerge victorious both legally and politically.”
According to Vokkaliga Sangha office-bearers, protesters from across the State had converged in the city. Meanwhile, police have thrown a security across the city to ensure that there is no law and other problem.