DK takes revenge on BJP
DK Shivakumar, who was a Congress Minister in the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka, has been hailed as the force who ensured that the BJP didn't win the floor test on Saturday. It was he who had ensured Ahmed Patel's victory in Rajya Sabha last year.
He was under the radar of the Modi government for several months. "Moment of sweet revenge for him. Known as Congress's money bag man, he suffered massive Income Tax raids after the Ahmed Patel-RS election. Despite agencies chasing him, he had the guts to manage the oust-Yeddy ops," says Sanjay Pugalia, a media commentator.
On his part, DK has hailed today's turn of events. "Democracy has won in Karnataka. Constitution has been upheld. On behalf of the Congress party, I thank all those who stood by us," he said.