Chennai: Karnataka Minister Puttaraj today blamed actor Rajinikanth as the reason behind series of Income Tax raids at his residence and offices.
A couple of days ago, I-T sleuths conducted searches and the Minister blamed actress Sumathala for it.
He said that Sumalatha, wife of actor Ambreesh, expressed her desire to contest from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency on behalf of the JDs-Congress alliance. But the seat was allotted to Puttaraj.
Following this, Sumalatha is fighting as independent candidate. Speaking to the media, Puttaraj said, “Unable to digest her rejection, Sumalatha through her best friend Rajinikanth convinced BJP president Amit Shah to order for a raid at my premises.”