New Delhi: The Income Tax raids on a Karnataka minister on Wednesday had its echo in Rajya Sabha where the protesting Congress members disrupted the proceedings even as finance minister Arun Jaitley insisted that the searches had no connection with the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat.
Jaitley, who spoke on the issue in both the Houses, said that no search operation was conducted on the Gujarat Congress MLAs staying in the resort. He said only the minister, who had “parked himself” at the resort, was picked up from there for questioning.
Jaitley, while addressing the Lok Sabha, said that the raids are being conducted purely on economic front.
The Congress members vociferously raised the issue in both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, forcing four adjournments of the Upper House before the final one for the day at 2.45pm. In the Lok Sabha, the Congress members staged a walkout.