Mysuru, Aug 30: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Siddaramiah today termed it as a misuse of power by the Central government through Enforcement Directorate in issuing summons to former Minister and senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar.
Speaking to newsmen here on Friday, he said the natural justice is missing under BJP rule at the Centre. Shivakumar is fighting a legal battle and he will appeal in Supreme Court as the High Court has rejected his plea. Former Union Minister P Chidamabram’s case is not to the extent of arresting him as per natural justice.
Replying to a question on the Centre not releasing funds towards relief works in flood affected 22 Districts in the State, he said that Congress leaders have met Governor Vajubhai Vala and have requested him to direct the State government to take up relief works on war-footing and staged a symbolic protest yesterday in Bengaluru.
Alleging that the Central government is showing step motherly towards Karnataka and Congress will intensify its fight if funds were not released. (UNI)