IT raids at TMC leader's house: Disproportionate assets case
IT raids at TMC leader's house: Disproportionate assets case; Won the election on BJP ticket
The Income Tax Department on Wednesday conducted a search operation at the homes and offices of TMC leader Krishna Kalyani in West Bengal. In the case of disproportionate assets, the agency conducted searches at his houses located in Raiganj, Malda and Kolkata.
Kalyani won the election from the Raiganj assembly in 2021 on a BJP ticket. However, he joined the TMC after the elections, due to which the BJP asked him to resign. Despite this, Krishna Kalyani did not resign and officially remained a BJP MLA.
An Income Tax Department official said that a search operation has also been conducted at the house of Kalyani's business partner in Malda district.
After the income tax raid, the rhetoric between TMC and BJP started. West Bengal Finance Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said that it seems that the BJP decides whose house to raid. BJP is misusing central agencies for its political interests.
In response, BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya said that TMC always says that central agencies do not raid the houses of BJP leaders and MLAs. Now TMC leaders should clearly tell whether Krishna Kalyani has joined TMC or not.
In March last year, Krishna Kalyani accused BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari of threatening her. The 4 defecting BJP MLAs, including Kalyani, had said that Suvendu Adhikari had threatened to raid them. Suvendu denied these allegations.