The Income Tax officials on Friday raided the premises of Telugu Desam Party MP C M Ramesh. The raids are being conducted at homes and offices owned by Ramesh including his residence in Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad, Amaravathi, and Kadapa. At least 15 teams have been sent to multiple locations. On Tuesday, the Rajya Sabha MP had written to the IT Department asking why raids were being conducted on several people across the country.
Calling it an attempt by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intimidate TDP, Ramesh said, “I have been targetted because I belong to the TDP. This is an attempt to intimidate everyone who is against Modi and BJP. Anyone who questions the Centre is being raided by IT,” adding that he had nothing to fear or hide.
On Tuesday, IT officials had conducted searches at the house and businesses owned by Nellore district TDP leader Beeda Mastan Rao.