Madhusudhanan feels that NDA government has a larger plan.

TN Chief Secy IT raids AIADMK calls it a conspiracy BJP denies allegations
news Raids Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 10:30

Following income tax raids on the residences and offices of Tamil Nadu state government’s Chief Secretary Rama Mohana Rao on Wednesday, the AIADMK lashed out at the centre calling it a ‘conspiracy’. However, the BJP has denied these allegations.

AIADMK presidium chairman E Madhusudhanan told The Times of India that there appeared to be a “motive” behind the I-T raids. AIADMK spokesperson Dheeran called it a “conspiracy” of the BJP.

Madhusudhanan feels that NDA government has a larger plan. He said that it has only been 17 days since former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away and this is a “betrayal” by the BJP.

There are also talks within the party that these raids are pressure tactics to get the support of 49 MPs in Parliament. Dheeran said that there are many bills requires the support of AIADMK party and Jayalalithaa was very careful while extending support but the raids at chief secretary’s house has come as a threat to the party, reported The Times of India.

However, Union Ministers Pon Radhakrishnan and Nirmala Seetharaman denied any “motives” behind the raids. Both stated that Central agencies IT and ED who were investigating Shekhar Reddy’s case and had got information about Chief Secretary also. Nirmala added that this is a routine investigation and she would not like to comment any further on it.

Income Tax (IT) officials on Thursday ended their raid at the house of Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao. The raids began on Wednesday morning and continued all night.

According to reports, the residence of his son Vivek in Chennai, and the latter’s in-laws’ house in Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh were also raided. The Indian Express reported that Rs 30 lakh in new Rs 2,000 notes, five kilograms of gold and documents with details of undisclosed assets worth about Rs 5 crore were recovered during the raids carried out at 11 places, according to tax officials.