Tax officials search TDP MP’s properties in AP, Telangana
Income Tax officials searched properties of CM Ramesh, Telugu Desam party leader, on Friday. The operations were conducted at his houses and other properties in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh; and Hyderabad. Confirming the search, Ramesh, a Rajya Sabha MP, said it was “a political and vindictive move” by the Modi government as his party left the NDA alliance. “I am at the forefront of fighting for people’s rights in the State, in a matter related to setting up a steel plant in my district, Kadapa,” he said.
He said he had nothing to hide or fear and he will not be affected by such intimidating tactics. The MP, presently in New Delhi, said, “I have told the I-T officials that I have no objection, but the due procedure should be followed, especially in Telangana.” He said that he had no faith in officials from Telangana and wanted independent witnesses to be present.