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Congress flays IT raid on leader ahead of Panaji vote

IANS  |  Panaji 

With three days to go for the Assembly by-election, the sleuths on Thursday searched residence and offices of and former

Describing the raids as an act of "vengeance" by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, the said the BJP was desperate to win at "any cost".

Parekh's residence and offices were raided by the team of I-T officials from the Karnataka-Income Tax Directorate. While officials didn't disclose details of raid, Parekh refused to comment. But the described the raid as a "desperate" act of the BJP.

"The BJP believes in misusing every government agency at their disposal, whether it's the or the This raid on a Congress is an example of how the BJP is acting out of vengeance. They are feeling jittery ahead of the Assembly by-election," Congress said.

Parekh, also a who served as Panaji and contested the 2012 Assembly elections on a Congress ticket, is considered close to Atanasio Monserrate, the Congress candidate in the by-election. He is a key member of Monserrate's poll campaign.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 22:18 IST
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