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Delhi liquor policy case: ED summons Telangana CM’s daughter for questioning

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The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday summoned Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha for questioning in the Delhi liquor policy case.

Kavitha, a Bharat Rashtra Samithi party legislator, has been asked to appear before the Enforcement Directorate in the national capital on Thursday.

In December, she was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation for over seven hours in connection with the case.

The probe agency is alleging that Kavitha is also part of the “South Group” that allegedly paid at least Rs 100 crore in kickbacks to leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party through arrested businessman Vijay Nair.

Kavitha described the action as “tactics of intimidation” by the Union government.

She said that she has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate ahead of her proposed protest in Delhi on March 10 in support of the Women’s Reservation Bill.

“However, due to the dharna and prefixed appointments, I’ll seek legal opinions on the date of attending it,” she said.

“I would also like the ruling party at the Centre to know that these tactics of intimidation against the fight and voice of our leader, CM Shri KCR, and against the entire BRS party will not deter us.”

She declared that her father will continue to “expose the failures” of the Narendra Modi-led Union government.

“Let me also remind the power mongers in Delhi that Telangana has never and will never bow before the oppressive anti-people regime. We will fearlessly and fiercely fight for the rights of the people,” she said.

Aam Aadmi Party and former Delhi Deputy CM leader Manish Sisodia was arrested on February 26 by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the case.

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