Bengaluru: Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday slammed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for ‘refusing’ to allow a plea by senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar for exempting him from appearance before it on Monday in view of Ganesha Chaturthi festival.Kumaraswamy termed as “vindictive attitude” the ED’s action in summoning Shivakumar to appear before it on a festival day. Shivakumar, a former Karnataka Minister, had appeared before the ED in New Delhi on Saturday for the second straight day in the money laundering case filed against him and others. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’According to him, the ED has asked him to appear again on Monday. Gowri Ganesha is an important festival for Hindus. Mr. @DKShivakumar had asked for a day to observe the festival. However, ED officials denied him even this. If this is not vindictive attitude, then what is? Kumaraswamy tweeted. Shivakumar was a Minister in Kumaraswamy lead Congress-JD(S) coalition government. After a day-long questioning on Saturday, Shivakumar had said ED issued summons seeking his appearance again on Monday, rejecting his request for relaxation as it was a festival day. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KSpeaking to reporters in Delhi on Saturday night, he had said that according to his family traditions, they offer prayers to ancestors like on the day of the festival. “We requested stating that I have to offer my respect to elders of the family on the day of the festival. They said no and have issued me summons to appear at 11 am (on Monday) I have happily accepted it, he had said. On Friday, the investigating officer of the case had grilled Shivakumar for over 4 hours and recorded his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).