Congress slams BJP for misuse of power

| Updated: Aug 03, 2017 21:49 IST

New Delhi [India], August 3 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday hit back at the Bhartaiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Income Tax department raid at the Eagleton Resort in Bengaluru where its 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat are staying. The resort belongs to Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar, who is taking care of Congress' MLAs from Gujarat. The Congress sent its 44 MLAs to Bengaluru after its six MLAs from Gujarat joined BJP. Arjun Modhwadia, Congress MLA from Gujarat, said that the BJP is just using its power in the Centre to target the members of Congress. He said, "We can see in CCTV that they came in with 7 CRPF members and took over the reception. They searched several rooms. A number of our MLAs were interrogated. " Modhwadia also said that the CCTV footage also showed that they didn't allow Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar to sit in his own car and forcibly made him sit with the CRPF personnel. He said that if the BJP was truly interested in the money he possessed, they would have searched his property and not interrogated him for three hours. He added, "Amit Shah (BJP President) isn't in control of the police over here so they sent in the I-T personnel and CRPF officials to raid our property. Our MLAs weren't safe in Gujarat and they aren't safe over here as well" Earlier on Wednesday, the I-T raided the house and resort of Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar. On Thursday morning, they raided his father-in-law's house and his property in Delhi. (ANI)

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