About 40 I-T officials with protection from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are said to be carrying out searches at the Eagleton resort and are also checking vehicles moving in and out of the resort.
Clarifying that the timing of the search was decided well in advance, Ramesh said the events involving certain MLAs of another state (Gujarat) being brought to Karnataka were unforeseen and unpredictable.
Congress leader Anand Sharma said it is now becoming a trend to blatantly misuse powers of the state.
Congress has also accused the incumbent Gujarat government of trying to lure 22 Congress lawmakers by offering Rs 15 crores and asking them to cross vote during the polls.
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Six MLAs in Gujarat have resigned from the Congress ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls.
As news of the tax raids became public, the Congress party created uproar in the Parliament and demanded an immediate answer from the Indian government, alleging that the raids were politically motivated and were to poach its legislators by the BJP. If more Congress lawmakers from Gujarat break ranks, it could jeopardise the Rajya Sabha prospects of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel.
"They say that they had not gone to a place where MLAs are lodged, but I can show you a small video clipping.you can see the lobbies where we are lodged". "This raid should not be linked with any Gujarat poll, this is on a purely economic offence", Jaitley said in Lok Sabha.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that a board of members has met the Election Commission over the removal of NOTA or "None of the Above" options for voters, on Wednesday.
Earlier today, the tax authorities raided 39 locations related to Shivakumar who has been given the responsibility of looking after over 40 Gujarat Congress MLAs staying at the Eagleton Golf Resort.