Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader,Mr. P Chidambaram, has said that he expected raids soon at his homes in Tamil Nadu, alleging that the ruling BJP's intention is to 'cripple the campaign' for the Lok Sabha elections that starts on Thursday.
Mr Chidambaram, who is accused of wrongdoings in clearing foreign investments when he was Finance Minister in 2007 and whose son, Karti, is also being investigated for allegedly asking for bribe to use his father's influence to regularise investments, posted a series of tweets on a day a team of tax officers from Delhi searched the homes of the MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath's aides in Indore and Bhopal over allegations of illegal cash transactions.
The home of former advisor to Mr. Kamal Nath, Mr. Rajendra Kumar Miglani in south Delhi, was also searched in a pre-dawn raid. The tax department alleged the men have made a large amount of illegal cash transactions in election season.
Late at night, Mr Chidambaram claimed 'he had been told' about the tax department's 'plans' to raid his homes in his Sivaganga constituency and in Chennai.