Bangalore, Apr 1 UNI | 4 months ago

Aam Aadmi Party today accused Karnataka Energy Minister D K Shivakumar, his brother and Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha Congress candidate of 'unleashing' terror in the segment and intimidating political opponents, especially the AAP workers and supporters.

Speaking to reporters here, Ravikrishna Reddy, the AAP candidate from the segment, said the siblings have been known to be leading the land and granite 'mafia' in Kanakapura taluk and had made the taluk their own 'kingdom'.

Now they are unleashing such a terror as they are desperate to retain the seat, he alleged.

"These two Congress leaders have looted the natural resources of Karnataka in general and Kanakapura in particular. They have looted the granite wealth in this backward taluk and no real estate can be sold without their nod.

"Now they are threatening me and other supporters of the AAP.

This is nothing but making a mockery of democracy," he alleged.

(Posted on 01-04-2014)