Within hours of the President cancelling elections to the Lok Sabha from Vellore on Tuesday, Income Tax officials and the Election Commission's static surveillance team on Tuesday carried out a joint search at the house of DMK Lok Sabha candidate K. Kanimozhi in Thoothukodi,.
Reports said a team of ten IT officials raided the temporary residence of Kanimozhi in Thoothukodi where she pitted against Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan. Also raided was the residence of former DMK Minister Geetha Jeevan in Thoothukudi, reports said.
Officials of the IT termed the raid as normal verification process.
But DMK president M K Stalin accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misusing IT and other agencies to target the opposition for electoral gains.