After the state government, led by the Congress party, approved a proposal to end the CBI’s investigation into Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar in the case of allegedly disproportionate assets, a political battle broke out in the state. Karnataka BJP chief BY Vijayendra criticized the state cabinet on Friday for deciding to drop a CBI case that was looking into Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar’s alleged disproportionate assets, calling it “totally illegal” under the Constitution. Shivakumar was told by Vijayendra to respect the law and not back such cabinet decisions. He further urged the Chief Minister to reverse this choice.
“The decision taken by the state cabinet pertaining to DK Shivakumar’s disproportionate assets case The decision of the cabinet is totally illegal under the Constitution. I request our deputy CM, DK Shivakumar, that if you have faith in the legal process and legal remedy, then please don’t entertain such decisions taken by the cabinet… I demand CM take back this decision. Crores of money have been seized in Karnataka and other states. When the ED is investigating the entire issue, then the decision of the cabinet is completely illegal,” Karnataka BJP chief BY Vijayendra said.
“This government is in power to safeguard the dacoits,” declared JDS leader and former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, criticizing the Congress-led Karnataka government for approving a proposal to drop a CBI case looking into the Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar’s alleged disproportionate assets.