Income Tax Officials Raid Image Consultancy Firm Hired by DK Shivakumar, Congress Alleges 'Vendetta'

13th Oct,2021

Income Tax Officials Raid Image Consultancy Firm Hired by DK Shivakumar, Congress Alleges 'Vendetta'


Income Tax investigators raided an image and political consultancy business in Bengaluru on Tuesday, only days after raids on close allies of former chief minister BS Yediyurappa. Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar is a customer. For the past six months, DesignBoxed has been in charge of Shivakumar's strategy and image. In Assam and Chhattisgarh, it has also been active in Congress campaigning. Ten tax officers inspected the premises and seized laptops, hard drives, and cellphones, according to sources. On Tuesday afternoon, Arora, DesignBoxed co-founder Guljit, and the company's workers were being interrogated. In April, Shivakumar engaged DesignBoxed to manage Karnataka Congress PR and strategy. However, prominent party officials, including former CM Siddaramaiah, have expressed dissatisfaction with the party's aggressive manner of operation and Shivakumar-centric campaign. Shivakumar recruited the first in a personal capacity after facing opposition from party members, according to Karnataka Congress officials.