Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC and Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha, who has been called for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the alleged liquor scam on March 11, assured of cooperating fully with the agency and said she will answer all the questions, adding that “if things go out of hand, then the courts shall be approached”. Kavitha remarked to ANI while speaking: “I am ready to give all the answers. The truth shall remain the truth. I am not related to this liquor policy. A lot of businessmen from Hyderabad have come here and invested. So they want that somehow my name is dragged into it.”
According to the Central Investigation Agencies, Kavitha benefited from the kickbacks in Delhi’s now-retracted liquor legislation, which led to the detention of Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia. She reiterated her position on the organisations running in the nation, saying, “I will cooperate with all institutions, but there is no legitimacy and transparency in these agencies, be it CBI, ED or others. They are no more independent. In the last 10 years, the attacks on the opposition have proved it. The agencies are biased.”
“I will cooperate fully and answer all the questions but if things go out of hand, then the courts shall be approached,” she added. Kavitha unleashed a stinging attack on the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), claiming that the party “oppresses” and “harasses” the country’s opposition for speaking up. Before her protest and ED visit, she spoke at a press conference and said, “The double engine sarkar which actually stands for “Pradhani and Adani Sarkar,” works in the interests of only a few, and therefore the opposition is oppressed and harassed for raising their voices.”
She stated in a statement that she would appear before the organisation on March 11. “You can be assured of my full cooperation in the matter,” she said. DK Aruna, BJP National vice President stated, “Wherever there is corruption ED goes not PM Modi, they are scared of Modi as he said in 2014 before forming the government itself that they will not spare corruption. The investigation agencies are doing their job, wherever there is a complaint. What is the role of the BJP in this? “
Condemning Manish Sisodia’s arrest, the BRS MLC mentioned, “I do not wish to comment on this. The behaviour of the agencies is absolutely unconstitutional. There was manhandling and we condemn the arrest. The arrest has been condemned by our party as well.” “People should have faith that if a white collar crime is committed then the ED can be trusted. However, the people have lost faith after the actions of the ED. It is unfortunate that Mr Sisodia is arrested.”
As per the allegations, the Excise Department had decided to refund the Earnest Money Deposit of about Rs 30 crore to a successful tenderer against the set rules. The Women’s Reservation Law will be introduced in the current session of Parliament, according to Kavitha, who also announced that a hunger strike will take place in the nation’s capital on March 10 and that 18 political parties have committed to taking part. She stated: “The strike will start from 10 am and go on MLC Kavitha requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Murmu to make the Women’s Reservation Bill a reality with 33 per cent reservation since the BJP still has sessions left before the completion of its term.