Major raids have been carried out by the Income Tax officials in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh to dig out a paramount scam going on in the colleges and schools owned by the Narayana Group of Educational Institutions which is run by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA Ponguru Narayana on Friday morning. The I-T officials flew from Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad to carry out more simultaneous raids on other TDP contractors in Vijayawada.
TDP had also earlier claimed that they will face retaliation from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) after coming out of the party.
“This is a backlash against the TDP by the NDA for coming out of the alliance,” said TDP MLA P Narayana when questioned about the raids.
P Narayana is the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister in the Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh. With a network of 200 schools, 400 junior colleges and 25 professional colleges under his educational group, the TDP MLA is a huge name in Andhra's education sector.
Apart from P Narayana, it has also been reported that the income tax officials have also conducted raids on the business owned by the former TDP leader Beeda Masthan Rao in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Consequently, the I-T department has raided other ministers' properties in the eight other regions in the South as well.