Revenue Tax searches had been carried out this morning on the dwelling of Samajwadi Occasion chief and spokesperson Rajeev Rai, who can also be an aide of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. One other Samajwadi Occasion chief has been raided in Mainpuri, a stronghold of the Yadav household.
A workforce from the Revenue Tax division from Varanasi reached Mr Rai’s dwelling this morning in jap UP’s Mau district.
Mr Rai owns a gaggle that runs many instructional establishments in Karnataka. “I’ve no felony background or black cash. I assist folks and the federal government did not prefer it. It is a results of that. When you do something, they’re going to make a video, register an FIR, you will battle a case unnecessarily,” he mentioned whereas speaking to reporters on the gates of his residence earlier at this time. In 2014, Mr Rai was the Lok Sabha candidate from the Ghosi constituency.
“Rajeev Rai is the Nationwide Secretary and spokesperson of Samajwadi Occasion. He’s credited with being the person behind the success of forming the first Samajwadi Occasion authorities in UP in 2012 and is the media face of the get together,” his official web site reads.
One other aide of Akhilesh Yadav has been raided in Mainpuri – a stronghold of the Yadav household. Manoj Yadav, who has been raided there, is the promoter of a gaggle of corporations referred to as the RCL group.
The raids come simply forward of the essential meeting elections because the state sees Mr Yadav hitting out on the BJP over the tasks which were not too long ago launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in UP.
Whereas he claims all of those tasks had been began throughout his tenure, the BJP has mentioned it is simply an try and take credit score with an eye fixed on polls.
Some analysts say Akhilesh Yadav has emerged as a key challenger to the BJP within the UP elections.