Cash of over Rs. 11 crore has been seized till now by the Income Tax Department as part of the ongoing searches at multiple premises linked to Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar and his associates in connection with a case of alleged tax evasion.
The minister has been overseeing the stay of 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru, who have been brought to the Karnataka capital in view of the Rajya Sabha polls in their state.
After the raid, Journalist, Rajdeep Sardesai, passionately labeled this BJP move the “new” India. In return, he received a strong backlash where people questioned his loyalty towards the government.
Check out what he has tweeted:
IT raids on minister housing Gujarat Cong MLAs in Karnataka! Saam, daam, Dand, bhed: yeh hai 'new' India Meri Jaan!
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 2, 2017
But this did not go well with the people on tweeter and they trolled him without any mercy :
₹ 5 Crore already recovered from DK Shivkumar 's residence. Now it's time to find how @sardesairajdeep bought 52 crore bungalow !
— Ⓜ️ ✍️ Ⓜ️ (@mthakur121) August 2, 2017
Har ChOR ki jaati aayegi… u r also in the list.. just a matter of time…
— Kavita Mayor (@kavmayor) August 2, 2017
And you are happy to be advocating for characters who have amassed wealth and yet protected by the party? Don't accuse when ur house stinks
— Rajiv (@RSur_) August 2, 2017
Congress MLA'S are raided in karnataka and somebody is feeling the pain in lutyens. Enough to prove that you are a congress stooge.
— Kaushik Sharma🇮🇳 (@nareshgan) August 2, 2017
So all that cash they found is ok? Blame NaMo for everything. Govt hitting hard on corrupt. Corrupt are crying foul !!
— Niranjan Hebbale (@niranjanhebbale) August 3, 2017
Not new India Sir…This is how it was during Congress regime..New India is GST,RERA,PMAY,Swachh Bharat,Digital India.
— Saurav Pansari (@pansarisaurav) August 3, 2017
This is how @sardesairajdeep & indian media ignites a political fire. Shame ! Shame ! Hope indian media covers other news as well.
— Nikunj Parmar (@me_nikunjp) August 3, 2017