Income Tax Department raids DK Shivakumar's residence, Eagleton Resort in Bengaluru

"This is being done to threaten the Karnataka energy minister for supporting Gujarat MLAs", Siddaramaiah said. "There are allegations against your party, not us", he said. "What sort of democratic values are these", Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad asked in the Rajya Sabha amid Congress protests.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, replying to Sharma and said: "Searches are on at 39 places".

Gohil, addressing the media outside the resort, said that even if the I-T department had anything against Shivakumar, the timing of the raids was suspect.

The party's high command directed Shivakumar and Suresh to look after the needs of the Gujarat legislators, who are likely to stay at the resort till August 7 before flying back to Ahmedabad for the crucial voting on August 8.

Despite the charge of using the Income Tax department as an arsenal to neutralise political opponents, the BJP has much reason to cheer.

Parliament's ongoing monsoon session witnessed ruckus on Wednesday with the Congress MPs raising the issue of income tax raids in Karnataka.

One of the Congress rebel MLAs is also contesting the Rajya Sabha elections on BJP ticket. The I-T raids on Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabasker then had the effect of deflating the ruling AIADMK campaign as documents recovered from his residence showed that the party planned to bribe voters with Rs 89 crore at the rate of Rs 4,000 per voter.

Minister Shiv Kumar, a Congress heavy weight of Karnataka who will be crucial for the party in the coming Assembly elections, has meanwhile been "taken away" by IT officials.

Rattled by the desertion of its six MLAs, the Gujarat Congress has shifted over 40 of them to the Eagleton Golf Resort to keep its flock together ahead of the Rajya Sabha poll. "And when everything failed, the frustrated BJP government was now resorting to IT raids on the Congress", Surjewala said.

They said only the minister's room in the resort was "searched" and not of the MLAs from Gujarat. The developments come after at least six Congress MLAs in Gujarat resigned from the party to join the BJP.

Not mollified, Congress members trooped into the well of Rajya Sabha and started shouting slogans, following which the House was adjourned for 10 minutes.

Anyhow, the Congress party stated that the Gujarat Rajya Sabha candidate Ahmed Patel would win the elections.

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