Assembly elections are going to be held in Karnataka this year. Before the elections, houses of two BJP leaders have been raided. Earlier, the house of BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa’s son was raided.
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Another BJP leader in Karnataka MLC R Shankar The commercial tax officials have raided the house of. During the raid, officials seized a huge amount of cash from the house of former minister and BJP leader R Shankar. Sarees and other items recovered happened. R Shankar allegedly stored these items in his house to distribute to voters in the elections.
According to a Times of India report, officials of the Commercial Tax Department raided R Shankar’s Ranebennur house in Haveri district late on Tuesday night. During the raid, the team has recovered more than 6000 sarees, around 9000 college-school bags and plates used in homes.
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According to the report, the estimated cost of all these is being told as Rs 20-30 lakh. This raid went on for about seven hours at the MLC’s house. The team has handed over the goods recovered from the BJP leader’s house to the local police. The team of officials has asked R Shankar for the GST bill regarding the material recovered from his house. For which R Shankar has asked for three days time.
Action will be taken for not showing GST bill
Haveri Deputy Commissioner Raghunandan Murthy has said that if R Shankar fails to show the bill related to the salmon recovered from the house, then the Commercial Tax Department will seek permission from the court to register a case against him. On the raid of the tax team, the Chief Minister of the state Basavaraj Bommai said that the raid shows that the agencies of his government are independent and free.
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Let us tell you that in 2018, R Shankar Pragyavantha had won the election from Ranebennur assembly seat on a Janata Party ticket. Shankar got the support of the Congress-JDS alliance. He joined BJP only after a year. Shankar was among the 17 MLAs who were disqualified. In the by-election, BJP refused to give him ticket, after which he was made MLC.