Malla Reddy calls I-T raids ‘political vendetta’
Malla Reddy | Hyderabad, Nov 23 (Maxim News) | Minister for Labour and Employment Ch. Malla Reddy alleged that the Central government led by the BJP was carrying out the Income Tax (IT) raids on his premises and institutions out of “political vendetta.
As the IT department continued searches at the offices and residences of Malla Reddy and his family members for a second day, today, the Minister slammed the Central government for what he called its conspiracy to target them and their institutions.
Speaking to the reporters, Malla Reddy said that CRPF personnel also acted with highhandedness with his son Mahender Reddy, he said that “all this is happening because he is the minister in the TRS government headed by the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
The Central government is deliberately doing all this to target the KCR government. Malla Reddy’s son was taken to hospital with chest pain. The Minister alleged that his son was harassed which led to his taking ill. His son was harassed, he is serious, I am going to the hospital, he said, IT officials accompanied the Minister when he left for the hospital in Suraram.
He further alleged that the Central government was using 200 officials to conduct the ongoing raids, “As we are thieves? Are we indulging smuggling or running casinos?” He said that the institutions were built by him and his family members with the hard work of several years.
Malla Reddy also claimed that the educational institutions run by him were helping students from poor families by providing them engineering and MBA seats at a concessional fee. A large number of the Minister’s supporters and TRs workers gathered outside his house in Bowenpally and raised slogans against the Centre. (Maxim News)
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