Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “betraying the people who voted for an independent and hassle-free economy.” His comments came shortly after Cafe Coffee Dday founder VG Siddhartha’s body was found in the Netravati river in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.

Siddhartha, who disappeared on his way to Mangaluru from Bengaluru in Karnataka, had said in a letter a few days ago he felt harassed when the Income Tax Department attached “our shares on two separate occasions to block our Mindtree deal and then taking position of our Coffee Day shares, although revised returns have been filed by us”.

The Congress has also given adjournment notices in Lok Sabha to discuss what led to the death of Siddhartha.

“There is an old notion of government has no business in business and (Prime Minister) Modi in his pre-2014 election campaign made a big deal about it. Today he has absolutely betrayed the people who voted for him to see a robust, independent, hassle-free economy,” Mr Singhvi alleged on Twitter.