DK Shivakumar arrest: Ahmed Patel slams Centre for 'intimidating Opposition'

The Gujarat MP was referring to the arrest of Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar by the ED on Tuesday evening in connection with an alleged money laundering case.

Published: 04th September 2019 03:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2019 07:19 PM   |  A+A-

Congress Rajya Sabha Member Ahmed Patel. (File | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel blamed the Centre of being solely focussed on "intimidating" the Opposition at a time when the country's economy is in a state of despair.

"It is most unfortunate that when the economy is in doldrums the only priority of this government is intimidating the Opposition," Patel's tweet on Tuesday read.

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The Gujarat MP was referring to the arrest of Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday evening in connection with an alleged money laundering case.

Earlier yesterday, the Congress party had accused the government of "fabricating its political opponents in false cases to divert people's attention from its massive failures" and said it had resorted to "high-handed tactics" in arresting their party leader.

Karnataka Congress has also called for statewide protests on Wednesday against the arrest of their party leader by the ED.

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  • Poda De

    When caught red-handed for their financial crimes
    10 days ago reply
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