While the Congress claimed that Siddhartha’s death was due to harassment by I-T officials, the BJP hit back by calling the grand old party “political vultures”.

Congress and BJP indulge in political blame game over VG Siddharthas death
news Politics Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 15:45

Hours after Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha’s body was recovered from the Nethravati River, the BJP and Congress in Karnataka are indulging in a political slugfest over his death. VG Siddharatha went missing on Monday night near the Netravathi bridge while he was on his way to Mangaluru.

Siddhartha had left behind a death note, which stated that he was unable to handle the alleged harassment he faced at the hands of the Income Tax Department. The political parties are now indulging in a war of words over his death and the Congress jumped in to capitalise on its long-standing allegations that the BJP was using central investigative agencies to target the Opposition.

“VG Siddhartha’s case is very unfortunate. Result of harassment by I-T officials and decline of India’s entrepreneurial position turning virulent by the day, with tax terror and collapse of economy. Companies, which flourished under UPA, have been shut down with many people being jobless,” the Karnataka Congress tweeted.

Reacting strongly to the Congress’ allegations, the BJP struck back by calling the grand old party “political vultures”, flocking to capitalise on the death of a person.

“Opportunistic political vultures flocking in full force totally disconnected from the emotions of family members of VG Siddhartha. Investigation will reveal the facts behind this tragic incident. Until then respect the sentiment of masses & display some humanity if left with any,” the BJP said.

Taking exception to being called political vultures, former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly, Siddaramaiah said that the the Union government favoured only a few crony capitalists and never made way for others to succeed.

“Few 'bhakts' are quick to criticize opposition, for blaming ruling govt of favouring capitalists, as they feel Siddhartha's case disproves it. Truth is, we blamed the government for favouring a “few crony” capitalists. Make it a level playing field for compassionate visionaries,” Siddaramaiah said.

After Siddhartha went missing, over 100 police personnel, state disaster response force (SDRF), divers and fishermen were deployed to look for him in the river on Tuesday. An eyewitness had told the police that he had seen someone fall of the bridge on Monday night, which led to the suspicion that he may have drowned. His body was found by fishermen on Wednesday morning.

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