RK Nagar By Election 2017 : Income tax raids in Chennai reveal shocking details

RK Nagar By Election 2017  latest news : Income Tax department has claimed that Rs 100 crore has been distributed to RK Nagar voters by the AIADMK faction led by VK Sasikala Natarajan. The Election Commission (EC) could thus postpone the RK Nagar By Election 2017.

The price of one vote in the by-poll bound RK Nagar constituency is Rs 4,000, according to media reports.

“The documents published by some media houses and doing the rounds in WhatsApp are what we had seized during our raids yesterday (Friday),” an I-T official told IANS on Saturday.

“We have submitted our report to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). In our report, we have stated about the seizure of documents, distribution of cash to the RK Nagar voters, the bribe received by the officials from drug suppliers and some other things,” the official added.

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Asked if I-T Department would go behind the ministers mentioned in the document, he replied to IANS, “How can I tell in advance against whom the department would act?”

DMK’s working president MK Stalin has demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the list of ministers mentioned in the documents seized by the I-T department and published in the media. “The ministers should be debarred from contesting in elections,” MK Stalin said.

On Friday, I-T officials raided the residences and business premises of Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar. “We have seized cash totalling Rs 5.5 crore. We have also seized documents showing Rs 89 crore changed hands in RK Nagar,” an I-T official had told IANS.

“If one wants to bring about proper electoral reforms, then EC should permanently ban a candidate and even the political party from contesting elections if they are found involved in electoral malpractices like bribing the voters,” said former parliamentarian KC Palaniswamy, who is the spokesperson of the AIADMK faction led by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.

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