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Truth cannot be hidden, says DK Shivakumar as he reunites with Gujarat Congress MLAs

"I have not done anything illegal or unconstitutional. I will speak of the IT searches after I am provided details of all that was found. The truth cannot be hidden," Shivakumar said.

Written by Johnson T A | Bengaluru | Updated: August 5, 2017 2:29 pm
Soon after the IT searches concluded Shivakumar emerged from his home on Saturday morning and met the Gujarat Congress MLAs at the Karnataka Raj Bhavan where they were meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala who is a former BJP minister from Gujarat. (Photo:PTI)

With IT searches on his properties concluding on Saturday Karnataka energy minister D K Shivakumar reunited with 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat and put up a show of strength before the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Vidhana Soudha – the seat of the Karnataka government. The Karnataka minister who has been hosting the MLAs from Gujarat at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru became the subject of an IT investigation on Wednesday with searches being conducted at 70 premises linked to him and associates.

The Congress party has alleged that the IT investigations were politically motivated to target the minister for sheltering the Gujarat Congress MLAs. The MLAs were moved to Bengaluru by the Congress party to prevent them from poached by the BJP in an effort to defeat senior Congress leader and Sonia Gandhi aide Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled for August 8.

Soon after the IT searches concluded Shivakumar emerged from his home on Saturday morning and met the Gujarat Congress MLAs at the Karnataka Raj Bhavan where they were meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala who is a former BJP minister from Gujarat.

The MLAs and Shivakumar put up a united front and claimed they were all together. “We remain united,”Congress leader from Gujarat Shakti Singh Gohil said at the Raj Bhavan.

Shivakumar later travelled to the Vidhana Soudha with the MLAs and posed for photographs at the Gandhi statue and other places around the building. He had a private meeting in the legislature with the Gujarat MLAs.

“I have not done anything illegal or unconstitutional. I will speak of the IT searches after I am provided details of all that was found. The truth cannot be hidden,” Shivakumar said.

The Congress Minister’s brother D K Suresh who was in Delhi to vote in the vice president polls in his capacity as a member of parliament said he would begin arrangements to transport the 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs to Ahmedabad on his return to Bengaluru on Saturday evening.

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    Aug 5, 2017 at 7:13 pm
    12 crore cash seized....11 crore jewellery....counting is still going on. Wvery Tom Dikc n Harry in Karnataka kniws hiw corruot this DKS is but Cong apologists defend hin shamelessly. They may cry conspiracy but public loves it. People are with the govt on this issue.
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      indian
      Aug 5, 2017 at 6:50 pm
      Well, let's start with the 12crores of cash stashed in your house
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        Arun Kumar
        Aug 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm
        There are thieves and dacoits in every parties as ministers MLA MLC and even in BJP ruled states. Earlier the govt parrots like CBI IB IT etc were used by all parties in power. Why BJP does not ask raids on ministers MP MLA MLC of their party ruled states? Why these are used against Kejriwal Mamta Lalu and congress. Public is wise they unerstand their game very well.
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          Vik
          Aug 5, 2017 at 6:04 pm
          Ok. Please tell us whose money it USB if it ISVs not yours? Is it the driver or perhaps the cook? Maybe they will confess and go jail to save your skin.
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            srinivasan
            Aug 5, 2017 at 5:53 pm
            Definitely truth cannot be hidden. Let him say what was his asset five years ago and the asset as on date, which will all about the truth.
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