Udayavni Special

Unearth invisible hands that ended Siddhartha’s life: Congress


Team Udayavani, Jul 31, 2019, 3:24 PM IST

Image for Representation

Bengaluru: The Congress’s Karnataka unit on Wednesday sought an impartial and fair investigation into the death of Coffee Day Enterprises founder V G Siddhartha, saying “the invisible hands that ended his life” should be uncovered.

The party said the matter “is very unfortunate”.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah said Siddhartha’s death was “both disturbing and mysterious”.

“The reasons and the invisible hands that ended his life in this tragic way should be unearthed through impartial and fair investigation,” he said.

“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 (sic),” the state unit posted in its official handle.

The Congress was referring to the letter purportedly written by Siddhartha, the son-in-law of former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader S M Krishna, alleging harassment by the Income Tax Department, which has denied the charges.

Siddaramaiah said the letter supposed to have been written by Siddhartha talked about “tax terrorism”, which is the “ugly face of politically motivated institutions”.

“What signals are we sending to budding entrepreneurs without even an attempt to reform?” he asked.

Congress spokesperson Brijesh Kalappa said, “He was killed mercilessly by tax terrorists who are now seeking to besmirch his memory by selectively leaking material against him.”

The body of Siddhartha, who went missing on Monday, was found on the banks of Nethravathi river near the coastal city of Mangaluru on Wednesday, with the investigation so far pointing to suicide.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Health ministry approves COVID vaccination of dependents, veterans in service hospitals: Army

Vehicle near Ambani”s house: autopsy report reserves opinion on cause of Hiren’s death

Dollar smuggling case: Kerala CM claims Customs dept being used to carry out campaign for BJP, Cong

UP moving towards self-reliance in power sector: Adityanath

‘COVID vaccination at 3,000 centres from Mar 8, target to vaccinate 1.5L people each day’

BJP doubts probe into death of owner of vehicle found near Ambani’s house

Our bench strength is extremely strong, it will help when transition happens, says Kohli




Related Articles More

‘COVID vaccination at 3,000 centres from Mar 8, target to vaccinate 1.5L people each day’

5,435 issues related to potholes, bad roads revealed in Bengaluru: Report

Para athlete Vinod Kumar tests COVID positive, shifted to Bengaluru hospital

Have nothing to fear, approached court to defend our honour says Min Narayana Gowda

Opposition is conspiring against us: Min Byrathi

MUST WATCH

Crime File Exclusive :ATM Skimming case

There is nothing with Siddaramaiah, except hypocrisy says DV Sadananda Gowda

Udayavani News Bulletin 6-3-21

Opposition is conspiring against us: Bhyrathi Basavaraj

Mangaluru: Jewellery store owner chases, nabs man who fled with gold ring

Latest Additions

Health ministry approves COVID vaccination of dependents, veterans in service hospitals: Army

Vehicle near Ambani”s house: autopsy report reserves opinion on cause of Hiren’s death

Dollar smuggling case: Kerala CM claims Customs dept being used to carry out campaign for BJP, Cong

UP moving towards self-reliance in power sector: Adityanath

‘COVID vaccination at 3,000 centres from Mar 8, target to vaccinate 1.5L people each day’

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.