Don’t defend DKS much, Cong top brass tells State leaders

Don’t defend DKS much, Cong top brass tells State leaders

August 5, 2017

New Delhi: The Congress top leadership has cautioned the State unit to be more guarded in defending Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar to avoid a perception that the party was shielding the corrupt.

The party should only criticise the timing of the raids and use of central force rather than defending under-scanner leaders per se, is the message to Karnataka leaders, said Congress sources.

“Since Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has taken a tough stand of zero-tolerance towards corruption in public life, we should be very careful in defending any leader who comes on the radar of investigating agencies. Though the party is against the timing of the raid and its motive, we can’t blindly say that the I-T Department should not raid anybody or probe anybody’s wealth,” a senior Congress leader said.

“If we oppose the I-T probe, the BJP may argue that we are obstructing the functioning of the investigation agency. Since we have already declared that the party is against black money, we cannot question the I-T Department probing any of our leaders,” said the leader.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Don’t defend DKS much, Cong top brass tells State leaders”

  1. Prakash says:

    For the first time in his life, Rahul showed some common sense! Yes, everybody has seen the videos of bundle of notes that video ran for over ten minutes! Also, the gold, silverware, property were all were seen by everybody! So, defending thé indefensible DKS at the point where congress is in its deathbed is not a great idea! Also, Rahul has a magic touch! Whomever he touches loses! Akhilesh, Meira Kumar, and now the VP election! Rahul’s support to DKS will totally destroy him!


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