Barely 12 hours when Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy threatened a dharna against any kind of income tax (IT) raids on party leaders from South Karnataka, IT authorities distributed a search operation across the Mysuru, Mandya and Hassan districts. The targets of the raid were JDS leaders and the officers close to them.
The raids started at 5.30 AM on Thursday, March 28. IT officers, with security provided by the CRPF, raided the houses of Mandya district in-charge minister C S Puttaraju, his relative in Vijayanagar, Mysuru and 3 officers close to PWD minister H D Revanna in Hassan.
Sarcastically thanking Prime Minister Modi for the raids, he declared that he won't back out. "We can face the BJP," he added.