The Election Commission (EC) has called the revenue secretary and chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes on Tuesday to hold discussions over the raids by Income Tax (I-T) department in Madhya Pradesh and some other parts of India. EC had "strongly advised" the Finance Ministry that any action taken by enforcement agencies during election time should be "neutral" and "non-discriminatory", poll panel about such action.
The advice was issued by the EC following the I-T raids in Madhya Pradesh Sunday and in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in the recent past on opposition leaders and their associates.people connected to them.
On Monday, the I-T department had said that it had unearthed a "widespread and well-organised" racket of collection of unaccounted cash of about Rs 281 crore after conducting raids against some close aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
Sources told PTI that I-T officials have succeeded in recovering Rs 14.6 crore of "unaccounted" cash and seized diaries and computer files exposing dubious payments made between Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.