Bengaluru | Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, speaking on the arrest of Congress leader DK Shivakumar, has supported him and said he will be the “happiest” if Shivakumar comes out of the probe.
Yediyurappa told reporters that he wasn’t happy about the news of Shivakumar’s arrest and had never wished him harm.
“DK Shivakumar’s arrest hasn’t brought us any happiness. I pray to God that he comes out of this… The law takes its own course, but I will be the happiest person if he comes out of this,” Yediyurappa said late on Tuesday evening.
This surprise reaction from the BJP leader comes following the ED’s arrest of DK Shivakumar on Tuesday in a money laundering case.
Congress has given this a sharp reaction, as hundreds of party cadres and supporters of Shivakumar staged angry protests and blocked the vehicular traffic on the busy Bengaluru-Mysuru state highway and condemned the ruling BJP in the state and at the Centre for the alleged misuse of the investigation agencies against the opposition leaders.
Buses in several areas had to be stopped.