On Wednesday early morning the Income Tax Department raided the residence of the Karnataka top minister DK Shivakumar. According to the several news reports I-T department raided Shivakumar’s Eagleton Golf Resort in Bengaluru where 44 Gujarat Congress MLA’s are recently holed up. The I-T department sources said that 60 locations were searched and Rs 10 crore was recovered in cash. And Rs 7.5 crore Shivakumar residence in Delhi Safdarjung Enclave while Rs 2.5 crore from Bengaluru along with the documents that recovered from multiple locations. After the income tax searches on Karnataka Congress minister the Congress accused the Centre of using state agencies to harassing the opponents and government. As the Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel tweeted after the raid that these I-T raids shows their utter desperation and frustration after using the state machinery.
According to the report, the government denied the initial reports that the raid was aimed at DK Shivakumar Eagleton Resort, near Bengaluru where a few days back Gujarat Congress MLA’s have been logged to prevent them from the switching loyalties over a politically prestigious Rajya Sabha election. In this Gujarat Rajya Sabha election, the senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel who is political secretary to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is contesting. And it seems that this time its very difficult task of retaining Patel seat as six Congress MLA has already resigned.
DK Shivakumar is a most influential leader in Karnataka Congress who is also the person look after the MLA’s from Gujarat by the Central party leadership. And Congress accusing BJP of this raid and many leaders said that BJP has raised another political controversy with this Income tax raid just before the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections.
After using the state machinery and every other agency,these I-T raids show their utter desperation & frustration
— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) August 2, 2017
— P Muralidhar Rao (@PMuralidharRao) August 3, 2017