Amid the Income Tax raids on Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath's close aides' residences, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday alleged that the government was planning Income Tax raids at his residence in a bid to cripple the Lok Sabha election campaign.
Taking to Twitter, the Congress MP posted a series of tweets asserting that he was informed about the raids being planned by the I-T department and that he will welcome the search party.
In another tweet, P Chidambaram alleged that the intention of the I'T raids is to cripple the election campaign of the Congress party.
Meanwhile, P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram, who is facing trial in corruption cases, including the INX media money-laundering case, is set to contest the Lok Sabha election from Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu. He is currently out on bail.
Income-tax sleuths on Sunday carried out pre-dawn searches in about 65 premises of close aides and nephew of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath at several places in the state. Premises in Indore, Bhopal, Goa and Delhi were raided and those being searched included Nath’s former officer on special duty (OSD) Pravin Kakkad, former adviser Rajendra Miglani and executives linked to his brother-in-law’s firm Moser Bayer and his nephew Ratul Puri’s company, the officials said.
Republic TV accessed exclusive visuals of the raids wherein at least seven suitcases were seen stacked with cash bundles, as recovered by the I-T sleuths amid the raids.