ELATED EVADER

India Today - - UPFRONT -

One politi­cian de­lighted at Congress leader Ahmed Pa­tel’s Ra­jya Sabha vic­tory is Kar­nataka’s en­ergy min­is­ter

D.K. Shivaku­mar. His herd­ing of 43 Gu­jarat Congress MLAs at a re­sort in Bengaluru, away from the BJP, paid off in the Au­gust 9 vote Pa­tel nar­rowly won. The min­is­ter still has to ex­plain to the in­come tax depart­ment the over Rs 100 crore al­legedly in un­ac­counted-for prop­er­ties. Shivaku­mar called the depart­ment’s Au­gust 2 raids the BJP’s vendetta and has promised a re­sponse af­ter get­ting the probe re­ports.

PTI

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