DK alleges political conspiracy over ED summons

A day after the Enforcement Directorate issued summons asking him to appear before it, Congress leader DK Shivakumar alleged conspiracy. Even as the Karnataka High Court refused his plea to quash ED summons, the former minister said he would explore more legal options to protect himself.

In a press conference held hours before he boarded a flight out of Bengaluru to New Delhi, the Congress `trouble shooter’ said he would face all inquiries and would not run or hide. After P Chidambaram, Congress fears that Shivakumar, who has been its go-to person during crisis, may follow suit with the ED. 

“Being a worker, MLA and former minister of the Congress I have to face a lot of pain. I have been a victim of various circumstances but that has never bothered me since I love my party. I am a law-abiding citizen. How can I disrespect the law while being a lawmaker myself? Everything is above the law. I will go to the ED office,” Shivakumar told reporters.

Insisting that he has been on the radar of his political enemies since the time he guarded legislators of Gujarat in 2017 to ensure Ahmed Patel’s election into the Rajya Sabha. 

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