The AAP Wednesday accused the Modi government of trying to "intimidate" Delhi government minister Kailash Gahlot for strongly leading the party's legal battle against disqualification of its 20 MLAs and for successfully implementing a scheme for doorstep delivery of essential public services.
Several properties linked to Gahlot in Delhi and neighbouring cities were being searched by Income Tax department since this morning.
The Najafgarh MLA holds charge of several departments in the Kejriwal government. His portfolios include Law, and Administrative Reforms department that are handling the matter of disqualification of 20 AAP legislators for holding posts of parliamentary secretary, and the doorstep delivery of services scheme, respectively.
AAP supports investigation of allegations, but why single out only party's leaders and ministers, she questioned.
"No matter which agency Modi and Shah send after us, we will not be intimidated and continue to serve people in Delhi," she said in a press briefing.
The searches are being conducted at 16 premises connected to Gahlot as part of a tax evasion probe against two construction firms linked to the minister and others, the officials said.
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