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IT department raids Karnataka minister's house

03 August 2017, 11:46 | Katie Chavez

The resort belongs to Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar, who is taking care of Congress' MLAs from Gujarat. The party threatened a privilege motion against Jaitley for "misleading" the House.

Window panes of the Income Tax office in Mangaluru were shattered by stone pelters on Wednesday during a protest by members of Youth Congress against the I-T raids. "This is not good for democracy", Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said while speaking with the media here. Let me make it clear. "It casts aspersions of adverse credibility, integrity and professionalism of the state police, which has been utilised by the I-T dept effectively earlier". Besides the 39 locations in Karnataka, some places in Chennai and Delhi were also being searched. "No contact has been made with them". He said only the minister, who had "parked himself" at the resort, was picked up from there for questioning.

The IT department has maintained that the search had "no concern" with the MLAs and that only the Minister's room was searched.

Secondly, the timing of the raid in relation to the Gujarat elections.

Among the places under search include the residence of the Minister's astrologer Dwarakanath Guruji and the National Hill View School in the city, which is run by one of his family trusts. Therefore, they had gone there to take him to his residence. Fearing further erosion, the Congress quickly shifted all of its remaining MLAs to Bengaluru.

The raids targeting Shivakumar began around 7 am, reports said. "Everyone knows DK Shivakumar is a rich man and is in politics from many years", the BJP president of Karnataka told ANI on Thursday. "This minister was coordinating the stay of the Gujarat MLAs, that is why it is a targeted timing", he said in the Rajya Sabha. No search or tax officers are at the resort.

Shivakumar has checked in the resort soon after he returned from Delhi a day before.

The Congress sent its 44 MLAs to Bengaluru after its six MLAs from Gujarat joined BJP. "I respect the Supreme Court; let the Supreme Court's sitting judge question each of our MLAs", he said. Jaitley added that the raids at the Bengaluru resort had nothing to do with the Gujarat Congress MLAs lodged there but was conducted as the Energy Minister Shivakumar was reported to be there.

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"First Rajya Sabha election was postponed, Second NOTA was permitted post notification".

He said, "It is not right on the part of the Central Government to use the I-T Department for its political conspiracies".

Modi, in the past, has talked about eliminating Congress from India.

The Congress forced repeated adjournments of the Rajya Sabha which wound up business much ahead of schedule because of continued slogan-shouting by Congress MPs in the House.

Mr Shivakumar had rushed back from Singapore to ensure that Congress MLAs from Gujarat, flown in on July 28 from Ahmedabad to Bengaluru, did not cross sides after six Congress MLAs joined the BJP, ahead of the August 8 RS elections where senior Congress adviser Ahmed Patel is seeking re-election.

Shah had spent months behind bars and was banned from entering Gujarat for his alleged role in fake encounter cases.

"BJP is on an unprecedented witch-hunt just to win 1 Rajya Sabha seat".



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