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Who is D K Shivakumar

D K Shivakumar

About D K Shivakumar

Who is D K Shivakumar

D K Shivakumar (DKS) is a Congress leader from Karnataka. A seven-time legislator, Shivakumar has held key ministerial positions in Congress governments in the state. In the latest stint, he served as the minister of irrigation in the JD(S)-Congress government that fell in 2019.
 
Presently, he is an MLA from Kanakapura, a constituency that was once a JD(S) bastion. In 2013, he defeated JD(S) heavyweight PGR Sindhia to win the constituency by over 30,000 votes. Not only Sindhia, Shivakumar has also defeated JD(S) supremo and former prime minister H D Devegowda and his son H D Kumaraswamy from various Bengaluru rural seats. He came to be known as 'giant killer' after these wins.
 
Congress' 'troubleshooter'
 
Shivakumar is also considered a master strategist and is the go-to person for Congress in times of crisis. He is credited  to playing critical role in the formation of the coalition government of Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka following the 2018 elections. Not just Karnataka, he has been Congress' go-to man in case of crisis in other states as well. In 2001, he hosted Congress MLAs from Maharashtra in Bengaluru as the Vilasrao Deshmukh-led government faced a crisis. 
 
DKS made headlines for a similar reason in 2017. Just before Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections, he assisted his party to move Gujarat Congress MLAs into his resort in Bengaluru in order to prevent them from moving to the BJP. 
 
Shivakumar is among the richest politicians in Karnataka. While filing his nomination for election in 2018, he declared total assets of Rs 840 crore, an increase of about Rs 590 crore from the 2013 elections.
 
Corruption charges
 
On 3 September 2019, Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on charges of money laundering and tax evasion. 
 
Two years before the arrest, Shivakumar's residence and office in Bengaluru were raided by the I-T Department. The raids took place after Shivakumar hosted Gujarat Congress MLAs in his resort in August 2017.

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D K Shivakumar faces police case for 'bribery, undue influence at polls'

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 20 2024 | 7:36 PM IST
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Shivakumar, a corrupt politician, don't need his certificate: Chandrasekhar

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 17 2024 | 11:51 AM IST
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LS polls: No BJP wave, only Congress and 5 guarantee waves, says Shivakumar

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 12 2024 | 2:02 PM IST
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Some leaders quit Cong moment they receive notices from agencies: Venugopal

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 08 2024 | 1:01 PM IST
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Congress will decide about making me CM in future: Dy CM DK Shivakumar

2 min read Last Updated :Mar 27 2024 | 2:37 PM IST
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2 min read Last Updated :Mar 17 2024 | 12:18 PM IST
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3 min read Last Updated :Mar 11 2024 | 12:47 PM IST
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Karnataka didn't witness such severe drought in last 3-4 decades: Dy CM

1 min read Last Updated :Mar 11 2024 | 12:48 PM IST
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Karnataka govt's first priority is irrigation, water projects: Shivakumar

3 min read Last Updated :Mar 06 2024 | 7:37 AM IST
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3 min read Last Updated :Mar 01 2024 | 10:40 PM IST
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2 min read Last Updated :Feb 19 2024 | 7:49 AM IST
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LS polls: Cong hopeful of winning in coastal K'taka region, says Shivakumar

2 min read Last Updated :Feb 17 2024 | 4:53 PM IST
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Congress to come out with people-friendly manifesto, says DK Shivakumar

3 min read Last Updated :Feb 11 2024 | 6:41 AM IST
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3 min read Last Updated :Feb 07 2024 | 10:19 PM IST
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Special court directs Bengaluru police to book case against Shivakumar

1 min read Last Updated :Feb 07 2024 | 11:09 AM IST
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Former CM Yediyurappa criticises Karnataka Congress-led protest in Delhi

4 min read Last Updated :Feb 07 2024 | 7:09 AM IST
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'Separate nation' remark: BJP members protest outside Cong MP's residence

1 min read Last Updated :Feb 04 2024 | 1:16 PM IST
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