“Makes an attempt being made to focus on Congress out of jealousy”: DK Shivakumar on Bengaluru IT raid

Virtually per week after Revenue-Tax raid within the state, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar stated on Wednesday that the I-T division itself has clarified that the raid has nothing to do with any chief of the Congress occasion and makes an attempt are being made to repeatedly goal his occasion and leaders out of jealousy.

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“The Revenue Tax Division itself has clarified that the IT raid has nothing to do with any chief of the Congress occasion. Makes an attempt are being made to repeatedly goal our occasion and leaders politically out of jealousy that they didn’t get energy in Karnataka. The current IT raid is one in every of them. The IT division has given a solution to the leaders who accused us for no motive. Not less than allow them to cut back such hit-and-run allegations,” posted the Kannada Deputy CM on X.

The Ministry of Finance in its official launch on October 16 made no point out of the Congress occasion or its leaders within the Revenue Tax Division searches.

“Revenue Tax Division performed a search and seizure motion within the case of some Authorities contractors, Actual property builders and their associates on October 12, 2023. About 55 premises had been coated throughout the search motion within the State of Karnataka, AP, Telangana and New Delhi,” learn the official launch.

Earlier, BJP chief CT Ravi alleged that the recovered cash was a part of Congress’ unlawful fund assortment meant for upcoming polls.

The BJP chief additionally demanded a CBI enquiry into the matter and stated that the reality would prevail after a correct investigation.

The working president of Bharat Rashtra Samithi KT Rama Rao additionally accused Congress of pumping big quantities of cash into Telangana.

Rama Rao, in a message on ‘X’, requested folks to say “No to Scamgress” within the state.

Talking on the raids, Bharatiya Janata Social gathering chief Ashwath Narayan on Tuesday additionally took a dig on the Congress occasion and stated “It’s an ATM Sarkar and is totally uncovered.”

The BJP staged a protest in Bengaluru over the alleged corruption within the state. As a option to protest, the protestors carried a faux ATM mannequin on which Karnataka Congress–ATM Sarkar was written with cash withdrawn out of it.

DK Shivakumar on Tuesday refuted the allegations made by the BJP that the cash recovered within the raids performed by the Revenue Tax division belongs to the Congress authorities.

Revenue Tax officers in a raid on the residence linked to a former corporator in Bengaluru metropolis on October 13 unearthed an quantity of 42 crore stashed in 23 cartons.

Based on officers aware of the investigation, the money was packed in cartons and stashed below the mattress of a flat owned by the corporator. The IT sleuths raided 5 areas linked to the previous corporator.

The raids sparked off a heated debate with BJP alleging that the cash was a part of Congress’s unlawful fund, meant for campaigning in meeting polls in Telangana and 4 different states to be held in November. (ANI)

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