PM Modi betrayed people who voted for hassle-free economy: Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi

Singhvi's comments come amid the death of shortly after CCD owner VG Siddhartha's body was found in a river in Karnataka.

Published: 31st July 2019 12:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2019 12:41 PM   |  A+A-

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi. (File| ANI)

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi (File| ANI)


NEW DELHI: Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of betraying the people who voted for an independent and hassle-free economy. His comments came shortly after CCD owner VG Siddhartha's body was found in the Netravati river in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.

Siddhartha, who disappeared on his way to Mangaluru from Bengaluru in Karnataka, had said in a letter a few days ago he felt harassed when the Income Tax Department attached "our shares on two separate occasions to block our Mindtree deal and then taking position of our Coffee Day shares, although revised returns have been filed by us".

The Congress has also given adjournment notices in Lok Sabha to discuss what led to the death of Siddhartha.

Condoling the demise of Siddhartha, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said his death reflected a "worrying trend". "Ease of Doing Business" under BJP translates into "Ease of Ending Business". The #VGSiddhartha tragedy reflects the worst of a broader, deeply worrying trend," he tweeted.

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A tweet from the Karnataka Congress' Twitter handle squarely blamed the tragedy on the "harassment" by Income Tax officials. "#VGSiddhartha case is very unfortunate. Result of harassment by IT officials & decline of India's entrepreneurial position turning virulent by the day, with Tax Terror & collapse of economy. Companies which flourished under UPA have been shut down with many people being jobless," the tweet said.

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