In a major shock to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and major irrigation minister D K Shivakumar, who is in-charge of Kundagol by-polls, the Income Tax department officials raided the hotel in which both are staying for the overnight. As per the sources, the team of three officials checked the hotel at night.
The BJP claims that CM HD Kumaraswamy and DK Shivakumar are utilising the police protection to distribute money.
A Congress leader from Hubbali says that “The IT officers returned empty-handed. They didn’t get anything”.
The Income Tax Department is yet to make an official announcement on this issue.