BENGALURU: Union Minister of State Shobha Karandlaje met the Election Commission of India on Wednesday and alleged that Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar was intimidating the media and sought the intervention of the Commission immediately in the matter.
In her letter to the Election Commission, she mentioned that state Congress president D K Shivakumar, in a press conference on April 25, had threatened journalists for asking relevant questions. “INC Karnataka president D K Shivakumar, on 25.4.2023 at 7:30 pm, threatened some of the journalists for asking relevant and reasonable questions. He was heard saying that he will talk to the management of the media. The CD of the said video is annexed herewith”, the letter mentioned.
She further mentioned in the letter that his statement reveals that he has immense power and considerable nexus with the management of media. “This conduct of D K Shivakumar’s rowdy attitude towards media and his statement reveal that he has immense power, influence and considerable nexus with the management of media giants. This insinuates that he can even hoodwink the EC by paid news”, it mentioned.
Union Minister further requested the Election Commission to intervene and enquire into the aspect. “This is not in good faith of free and fair elections guaranteed under the model code of conduct. Request you to take immediate action and enquire into the aspect,” it read. (ANI)