While the sudden demise of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddartha has come as a shock for many, the attempts to politicise the same have begun.
Taking to micro blogging site Twitter, the Karnataka Congress alleged that Siddhartha’s death was a “result of harassment” by officials of the Income Tax department. The tweet said that the CCD founder’s death proved that the country’s entrepreneurial position was “turning virulent”.
According to the Congress party, “tax terror” and “collapse of economy” are the reasons that led to the death of VG Siddhartha. The Congress also used the opportunity to launch a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre, saying, “Companies which flourished under UPA have been shut down with many people being jobless”.
“#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,” read the tweet posted by Karnataka unit of the grand old party.
The tweet triggered some angry reactions on the microblogging site, with many terming it as “insensitive”.