• search
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now  
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Karnataka Election 2018: Income Tax raids on Congress MLA B Shivanna

By Chennabasaveshwar

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday condemned I-T raids on Congress MLA B Shivanna's residence in Anekal, Bengaluru rural district. Siddaramaiah said the raid was politically motivated. Siddaramaiah, who is campaigning in Mysore district, said he didn't object to raids, but objected to timings of the raid during assembly elections.

Congress MLA B Shivanna

Siddaramaiah said the I-T department targetted Anekal Congress MLA B Shivanna because he is a strong contender in the constituency. According to initial reports, the Shivanna's office and residences were raided by I-T sleuths.

According to News 18 report, the Income Tax department raided the residence of B Shivanna at the behest of Election Commission. Income tax officials said that since EC does not have powers to enter candidates' homes, the Commission alerted IT that considerable cash was stashed at Shivanna's home. The IT officials then raided Shivanna's home at 5.30 am. They completed the raid at 9.30 am, but did not recover anything.

The raid comes incidentally a day after the ruling Congress announced its first list of candidates for the upcoming elections. The MLA hasn't issued a statement in connection with the raid.

Karnataka Assembly Election dates
Date of notification April 17
Last date to file nominations April 24
Last date to withdraw nominations April 27
Date of polling May 12
Date of counting May 15

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more