Chikkamagaluru: Following the Karnataka High Court’s decision to initiate a CBI investigation into the illegal property acquisition case involving State Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, senior BJP leader CT Ravi made indirect comments, stating that those guilty should be held accountable. He used the analogy that ‘one should drink water who ate salt.’ Ravi emphasized the importance of ensuring justice, revealing the truth, and holding wrongdoers responsible.
He stressed that the truth, although it can be temporarily concealed, cannot be buried forever. Ravi insisted that individuals who engage in unlawful activities should face the appropriate consequences, highlighting that no one, including political leaders, is above the law. He quoted Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s principle that the law treats everyone equally, regardless of their status or position.
Regarding the Congress party, Ravi noted that their 135 members could be a formidable force when united. He pointed out that recent decisions, such as Satish Jarakiholi’s choice not to welcome DK Shivakumar in Belgaum and the appointment of five Deputy Chief Ministers, were made independently by those involved. CT Ravi clarified that external forces do not have the capacity to destabilize the government, implying that it’s the Congress members themselves who possess the power to bring about change.
Ravi emphasized the importance of good governance and stated that empowering the people does not involve condoning unethical practices, intimidation, or excessive fundraising. He underlined that while the government might face public criticism, the ultimate authority to effect change rests with the Congress members themselves.