Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], May 26 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief K Annamalai on Friday slammed Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party accusing it of "manhandling officials and vandalising vehicles" during the income tax raids in the state.
The IT department on Friday carried out raids at around 40 locations across Tamil Nadu linked to the State Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji.
However, visuals showed DMK workers entering into a scuffle with the IT officials, when they had come to search the premises of state Minister Senthil Balaji's brother Ashok, in the Karur district.
Taking to Twitter, Annamalai said, "IT officials manhandled, vehicles vandalised by DMK goons in support of Cash for Job Scam Minister Senthil Balaji and his brother. TN CM Thiru (MK Stalin) should instruct his partymen to behave responsibly and remind them that we don't live in the 60s".
As per sources, the raids were done in around 40 locations at residences and offices of various Government contractors who have alleged links with Senthil Balaji.
Balaji is a senior DMK leader from Karur. Raids have been carried out in Chennai, Karur and other places, the sources said. (ANI)