Cong misusing I-Tax dept, CBI to further its interests: BJP

"Why is not the I-T department probing who paid for the expenses of the dissident MLAs during their travel and accommodation in Chennai, Kochi and Goa?" senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said.

The IT conducted widespread raids in Bangalore and Bellary districts against seven BJP MLAs, including Ministers and mining magnates Reddy brothers -- G Karunakara Reddy and G Janardhana Reddy, amidst opposition charge that the ruling party was luring away its MLAs to ensure its survival.

The Yeddyurappa government had to face two floor tests in the Assembly after 16 MLAs, including 11 of its own, withdrew support to it, plunging it into severest crises since it assumed office two years ago.

Attacking Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj, Naidu alleged his agenda was to destabilise the BJP Government and he was "orchestrating" the dissidents' campaign against the BJP.
"When all efforts failed, the IT department raids were conducted against the BJP MLAs," he said.

He said the Congress had adopted "a 3D policy" of diverting attention from its failures, destabilising non-Congress governments and defaming adversaries.He charged that ATS in Rajasthan was being misused to defame RSS (by naming outfit's leader Indresh Kumar in the Ajmer blast case) and to "embarrass the BJP."

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