Chennai, Nov 5 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and president of the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MK Stalin on Sunday alleged that the Income Tax Department raids were an “intimidation tactic” targeting the DMK as the party is close to the BJP. Exposing the “anti-people” attitude.
He said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government was “daydreaming of scaring the party” through income tax raids, but the DMK was not a party that would be intimidated by such moves.
Stalin claimed that the BJP had “under control” the main opposition party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) through such raids, but the ruling party at the Center cannot intimidate the DMK.
Stalin, who is suffering from viral flu, is undergoing treatment, so his address at a party event was read by his son and Tamil Nadu Youth Welfare Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin.
The Chief Minister’s comments come days after Income Tax Department officials conducted searches at properties linked to Tamil Nadu Public Works Department (PWD) Minister and senior party leader EV Velu.
Recently, properties belonging to DMK MP S Jagatrakshakan were also raided by the Income Tax Department.
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