KCR’s Daughter Skips Enforcement Directorate Date, Sends Documents Instead

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned K Kavitha, a prominent leader of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, for questioning in a money related to the Delhi liquor policy laundering case . This development has sent shockwaves across the political landscape, as Kavitha has refused to appear before the ED today.

Kavitha, who is known for her fiery speeches and uncompromising stance on issues, has claimed that the summons are politically motivated and has alleged a conspiracy against her. She has also challenged the seizure of her phone and accused the ED of acting like an extended arm of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The ED has linked Kavitha to Hyderabad-based liquor businessman Arun Ramchandra Pillai and chartered accountant Butchibabu Gorantla, who were both questioned by the agency in the same case. The investigators have called them part of the “south group” and have alleged that they were involved in money laundering and other financial irregularities related to the Delhi liquor policy.

Kavitha, who has been a vocal critic of the BJP and its policies, had earlier approached the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing, claiming that as a woman, she cannot be summoned to the ED office and that the probe agency’s representatives must visit her instead. Her lawyer had sought an urgent hearing, claiming that her being called to the ED office is “completely against the law”.

The Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha, has agreed to hear Kavitha’s request on March 24. Meanwhile, her party, BRS, has put up a massive show of strength in Delhi, with top leaders and ministers flying to the national capital in solidarity with Kavitha, one of the party’s most visible faces.

The ED’s action against Kavitha comes at a time when the BRS is planning to go national and showcase the ‘Telangana model’ to the country. This move is likely to be seen as a setback for the party, which has been facing allegations of corruption and dynasty politics.

The BJP has repeatedly targeted KCR and the BRS on allegations of corruption and dynasty politics, and the action against Kavitha is likely to provide ammunition to the saffron party. It remains to be seen how the ED will respond to Kavitha’s refusal to appear before it and what impact this will have on the ongoing investigation.

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