Income Tax Department raids at Karnataka resort where Congress MLAs are kept
Today morning at 7 am the raids by Income Tax officials took place at 35 places including Karnataka’s Minister for Energy DK Shivakumar’s residence in Kanakapura, Sadashivanagar and at rooms of Congress Party MLAs in the Eagleton resort.The raids are still underway. Rs 5 crores have been recovered.
Shivkumar had coordinated for stay of all Congress Gujarat MLAs in Bangalore.
In the backdrop of Gujarat Congress MLAs quitting and joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), there are 44 of Congress MLAs left for Bengaluru recently to ensure they donot succumb to police and political pressure to join the saffron party.
Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar earlier said To ensure that BJP is not successful in its mission, 44 of us Congress MLAs are leaving from Gujarat for Bengaluru. To hide their failure, the saffron party is trying to make sure our MLAs resign by offering money and through police pressure.
Earlier, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi had accused the BJP in the state of horse-trading ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for August 8.
The developments come after at least six Congress MLAs in Gujarat resigned from the party to join the BJP.
Reacting on the situation Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says IT official-No search has taken place at Eagleton resort. DK Shivakumar has been taken to his residence to be interrogated.