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Congress general secretary K C Venugopal called Shivakumar’s arrest “a clear case of political vendetta by the fascist BJP government at the Centre”.(HT image)

ED action sparks violent protests across Karnataka, buses damaged

Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 01:45 AM IST
Former CM Siddaramaiah, who participated in protests in Mysuru, said that central government agencies were being used to target opposition leaders.
DK Shivakumar has been the Karnataka Congress party’s most prominent leader from the Vokkaliga community.(PTI PHOTO.)
DK Shivakumar has been the Karnataka Congress party’s most prominent leader from the Vokkaliga community.(PTI PHOTO.)

DK Shivakumar: Congress troubleshooter with uneasy relationship with party

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 09:42 PM IST
Both politically and financially, Shivakumar’s career has followed an upward trajectory since his first win in the Sathanur Assembly constituency in 1989. He has won all subsequent elections, shifting to the Kanakapura seat in 2008 after his former constituency ceased to exist as the result of a delimitation exercise.
DK Suresh, Congress MP and brother of Kanakapura Congress candidate DK Shivakumar, speaks to the party workers in Kanakapura.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
DK Suresh, Congress MP and brother of Kanakapura Congress candidate DK Shivakumar, speaks to the party workers in Kanakapura.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

How Congress minister Shivakumar plans to hold on to his bastion in Karnataka

Kanakapura, Hindustan Times | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 08:00 AM IST
Located on the periphery of Bengaluru with ambitions of becoming a satellite town, the Kanakapura constituency has been a “pocket borough” of energy minister and Vokkaliga strongman DK Shivakumar.
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