IT Raids Continue, This Time Against TDP Candidate Galla Jayadev

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IT Raids Continue, This Time Against TDP Candidate Galla Jayadev
Galla Jayadev

Galla Jayadev is a TDP lawmaker and candidate in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur.

Amaravati: Continuing with its pre-election raids, the Income Tax department late Tuesday night searched the offices of Galla Jayadev, Telugu Desam Party lawmaker and candidate for Lok Sabha polls from Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur. 

Jayadev is a multi-millionaire industrialist and the managing director of Amara Raja Group. When he contested his first election in 2014, he had declared wealth worth more than Rs. 680 crore. In July last year, Jayadev had set social media abuzz with his speech when he initiated the no-confidence motion in parliament against the government.

Following the raids, Jayadev staged a protest along with other TDP leaders in Guntur’s Pattabhipuram.

“Why I am being targeted? Why is the TDP being targeted? Deliberate attempt by PM to influence polls. Moving towards state of Emergency and fascism,” Jayadev said.

The raids come on a day the Election Commission met the Revenue Secretary, AB Pandey and the Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes or CBDT, PC Mody to discuss the recent searches conducted at several places across the country.