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Sasikala-led AIADMK faction protests against income tax raids

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 November 2017, 11:32 IST

The Sasikala faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on 9 November said that people are well aware of the fact behind raids being conducted on the various premises of the party by the income tax department.

"Public are watching it. This shows that deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran and general secretary V. K. Sasikala are becoming strong with the people, with the public and with the cadres," Prassana Algarsamy, spokesperson of V K Sasikala faction of the AIADMK told ANI.

The income tax department raided the premises of Jaya TV and Dr. Namadhu MGR, a Tamil newspaper, here this morning.

AIADMK Karnataka in-charge, E Pugazhendi's house being was also being raided by the department in Bengaluru's Domlur area.

This was conducted after reports of alleged tax evasion by the channel and newspaper surfaced.

Jaya TV, which is considered as the mouthpiece of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), was founded by former chief minister Jayalalithaa.

Also read: I-T raids AIADMK K'taka chief's residence in Bangalore

However, the channel is now controlled by former party general secretary VK Sasikala's family members. Further details are awaited. 

-ANI

First published: 9 November 2017, 11:32 IST
 
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