Karnataka IT raids: EC seeks report from finance ministry on Congress complaint

Aaron Brown
August 3, 2017

It is said that this unexpected raid has angered chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, who has termed the crackdown as undemocratic.

The cash was recovered from his residence in south Delhi's Safdarjung neighbourhood.

Kharge, defending his party in the Lower House, said that the ruling dispensation would not be successful in trying to pick on their party leaders. According to I-T officials, a total of 39 premises of the minister and his family are being raided by a team of about 120 Income Tax Department officials with the aid of central paramilitary forces. K Shivakumar, congress MP, D.

Shivakumar, is hosting his party's MLAs from Gujarat who have been brought to the Bengaluru resort till the day of the Rajya Sabha elections on August 8.

Minister Shivakumar and his brother Suresh also had two separate rooms booked at the resort from the last five days.

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Speaking to reporters here, Prasad said "The Congress has repeatedly been blaming BJP over the purchasing of their leaders in Gujarat which is ridiculous". Early this morning, I-T department officials landed up at the resort looking for Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar, the man who was instrumental in herding Gujarat lawmakers at the resort to prevent a possible rash of defections.

Among other subjects that the seminars are lined up for include, Congress' achievements in the past 60 years, transparency and accountability, team work and media truth.

Moreover, in Kuldip Nayar v Union of India, a Constitution bench of five judges held that in Rajya Sabha elections, MLAs are duty bound to support the candidate put up by the political party to which they are affiliated.

Refuting Congress Party's claim, IT department has denied that its raid at Shivakumar's residence and a private resort has anything to do with the Gujarat's Congress MLAs. "No MLA has been searched". He had parked himself in that resort. "It is again reiterated that the Income Tax search is only on one Karnataka Minister", the release read. The resort is not an immunity area.

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