Telangana Congress working president Revanth Reddy has alleged that the Income Tax raids against him on Thursday was part of a political witch-hunt orchestrated by the BJP and TRS. Revanth Reddy said that ED and IT raids should be conducted on Jay Shah and KT Rama Rao, sons of Amit Shah and K Chandrasekhar Rao respectively.
Taking to Facebook, Revanth Reddy put up a post that read, “Not against people’s leader, but ED and IT raids should be conducted against Jay Shah, son of Amit Shah, who has increased his profits over 16 times and KTR, who has amassed thousands of crores.”
Coming in support of his colleague, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the TRS party has been stifling the voices of the opposition and alleged the TRS is stooping low with its cheap politics. He added that these tactics would not demoralize the party or its cadre.
He alleged the TRS had colluded with the BJP and planned the IT raids. Suggesting that the IT would unearth hundreds of crores if they raided Pragathi Bhavan or KCR’s old house, he alleged that KTR had amassed a lot of wealth by taking commissions for projects like Mission Bhagiratha.
“Isn’t it true that KTR is taking 6% commission on all these projects? Ask him to deny it,” Uttam challenged.
Further accusing KCR’s family of corruption he said, “In independent India, the most corrupt political family is KCR’s family.”
Reacting to these allegations, BJP Telangana spokesperson, Krishna Saagar Rao told TNM, “The allegations against BJP are a figment of imagination of the Congress. It is not a political witch-hunt. The authorities are doing their job, and how come that's being termed as political. We can call it a political attack for electoral gains, only when the model code of conduct is implemented.”
Referring to the cash-for-vote scam, where Revanth was caught bribing a TRS MLA, Krishna Saagar Rao said, “Revanth Reddy is not an innocent bystander. In fact, the Congress owes an explanation on why they inducted him into their party and made him the working president, despite knowing about his wrongdoings.”
On Thursday, the Income Tax department conducted raids at the properties and residence of Revanth Reddy in Hyderabad and Kodangal in Mahbubnagar district.
The raids were reportedly conducted in connection with the cash-for-vote scam that Revanth was involved in. However, there is no official word yet from the authorities.