Siddaramaiah criticizes Central investigating agencies over the death of Siddhartha

By Xappie Desk, August 01, 2019 17:39 IST

Siddaramaiah criticizes Central investigating agencies over the death of Siddhartha

Siddaramaiah criticizes Central investigating agencies over the death of Siddhartha
 
VG. Siddhartha death was caused by several political personalities in the opposition has asked the role of investigating agencies. While former CM Siddaramaiah tweeted, 'A letter, supposedly written by Siddartha a few days before his death, discusses tax terrorism, which is an ugly face of politically-motivated institutions. What signals are we sending to the budding entrepreneurs? Our party and I shall always stand with Shri. S.M. Krishna in his fight for justice,' he said. And also criticized that “a few crony capitalists.”
 
However, CM of the West Bengal Mamata Banerjee “From what he has expressed, it appears that he was greatly depressed due to harassment and pressure from agencies, for which he could not run his business in a peaceful manner. This he could not resist.”
 
Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram son Karthi Chidambaram also tweeted about Siddhartha’s death, “Forget about dealing with markets/suppliers/customers/investors/employees/stakeholders. Managing the systematic harassment by the State n it’s pliant agencies is the biggest challenge. IT, ED, CBI, ROC, etc. are the biggest impediments for ease of business.”
 
Fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya also tweeted, "I am indirectly related to Siddhartha. Excellent human and brilliant entrepreneur. I am devastated with the contents of his letter. Govt Agencies and Banks can drive anyone to despair. See what they are doing to me despite the offer of full repayment. Vicious and unrelenting.”
 
Siddaramaiah said, “The death of V.G. Siddhartha is both disturbing and mysterious. The reasons and the invisible hands that ended his life in this tragic ways should be unearthed through impartial and fair investigation.” Also said, “The contents of the letter written by Siddhartha raises about the possibility of harassment by the I-T department. The functioning of the I-T department in the last five years justifies the suspicion. An impartial inquiry has to happen.”



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