The ”intercourse scandal” allegedly involving former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi took a brand new twist on Saturday with the mother and father of the girl within the alleged video accusing State Congress chief D Ok Shivakumar of enjoying “dirty politics” through the use of their daughter.
Mr Jarkiholi additionally named Mr Shivakumar for the primary time within the case. Mr Shivakumar on his half, nevertheless, mentioned, he had nothing to do with the case as he had by no means met the girl.
Following the developments, the girl launched a video assertion, her fifth, and claimed her mother and father had been talking underneath the affect of somebody.
She additionally sought assist from Chief Minister Yediyurappa, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah and Mr Shivakumar to present her assertion concerning the injustice performed to her earlier than a decide.
The girl’s mother and father and brothers right now appeared earlier than the Special Investigation Team. They had been subjected to nearly six hours of questioning.
“…we have evidence, we have spoken to officials (SIT) and have given it to them, we will give it to you (media) as well. My daughter is an example of politics being played using a Schedule Tribe (ST) woman (sic),” the girl’s father instructed reporters.
“If anything happens to our family, D K Shivakumar is responsible for it,” he added.
“I’m an ex-soldier, I have guarded the country, can’t I guard my daughter…for your dirty politics why are you using a woman? Send her back to us,” he mentioned.
“What protection will you get from them that you can’t get from me? I have guarded the country, I’m your father, I’m here to protect you…come to us, we don’t want such politics,” he instructed his daughter by means of the media.
The girl’s brother too alleged that Mr Shivakumar was behind all this.
“She also said D K Shivakumar is giving her money and sending her to Goa. She said she was asked to follow what he says,” he mentioned, quoting his sister.
Clarifying that no person had threatened them, the household requested the police and media to assist them in getting again their daughter.
Mr Jarkiholi, who spoke to the media minutes after statements from the girl’s mother and father, mentioned he will probably be combating DK Shivakumar each legally and politically.
“I’m ready to join hands with Kumaraswamy (of JDS) or anyone against him. I will not contest from Gokak, will make my brother to contest from there and work to defeat DK Shivakumar,” he mentioned.
Dismissing the allegations, DK Shivakumar mentioned Mr Jarkiholi was talking out of frustration.
“He (Jarkiholi) is in frustration, may have some problem, so he is speaking…I cannot respond to whatever he speaks. There is law, there are officials, let the investigation happen. I have nothing to do with it,” he mentioned.