Bengaluru: Hours before his appearance before enforcement directorate ( ED) in New Delhi for inquiry, on August 30, former minister and Congress leader D K Shivakumar has said that “There is no question of running away from the law. I will face everything, politically or legally”.
Continuing his tirade, Shivakumar said that ‘me, my family members and friends are being hounded, after the income tax raids were conducted a year ago’.
Shivakumar bemoaned over the ‘IT declaring the assets in his mother’s name as benami.
“After the demise of my father Kempegowda, she is dependent on her children, with one being a MLA and another MP”, said Shivakumar.
I have been a loyal worker of the party and have been doing so at the interest of the party. I have struggled from the last 40 years. I have been making honest efforts throughout my political career.
“I was with MLAs from Gujarat in a resort when IT raided my house and also of friends. However, I prefer to abide by the law, which was made by we own legislators. I have due respect for the system. On many occasions, I had received several notices from investigating agencies and have been responding in a judicious manner”, said Shivakumar.
– Team Mysoorunews