Bengaluru: Congress workers stage protest against IT raids on Karnataka Minister

Bengaluru, Aug 3: Congress workers stages protest here on Thursday against the Income Tax raids conducted at Karnataka Minister  D. K. Shivakumar residential premises.

The IT officials carried out searches at 39 locations in Karnataka includingEnergy Minister DK  Shivakumar and his brother in Delhi and Bengaluru residence on Yesterday morning.

Reacting to this, the Congress termed it a political vendetta by BJP-led NDA government  ahead of high level Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections which is scheduled to be held on August 8.

As per the reports, IT department also raided Eagleton Resort near Bengaluru , where 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs  are currently residing in anticipation of cross voting.

Meanwhile Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley justified the raids by saying searches were not linked to the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections or the 44 Congress MLAs housed in a resort in Bengaluru.

Wefornews Bureau 

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