Wednesday brought trouble for yet another Aam Aadmi Party MLA in the form of an Income Tax Department raid.
Chhatarpur MLA Kartar Singh Tanwar’s farmhouse and offices were raided on Wednesday morning, party sources said.
Blaming the Modi government for the raid, AAP Delhi convener Dilip Pandey tweeted, “Just In: IT raid on Chhatarpur MLA Kartar Singh Tanwar. Modi Ji had unleashed CBI, ACB, DP earlier, now IT too. AAP won’t bow down, won’t bend.”
“Disheartened by his past performance, Modi Ji seems to be improving his strike rate now. Almost one AAP MLA every day, to keep democratic principles away,” he posted in another tweet.
According to his affidavit submitted with the election commission before the 2015 assembly elections, Tanwar’s total assets amount to Rs 17.65 crore. His liabilities are Rs 9.24 crore.
Former AAP founder member, Prashant Bhushan, tweeted on Wednesday morning that Tanwar was one of the people whose MLA nomination he had opposed. Tanwar is a former BJP member.
The party has been targeting the Centre for what it calls political vendetta against its MLAs. In the past year and a half, since it came to power, FIRs have been lodged against 12 MLAs and 11 of these have been arrested.
On Tuesday, a woman complainant named Janakpuri MLA Rajesh Rishi in her complaint to the police against another woman who was allegedly harassing her. Rishi’s name figures in the FIR.
On Sunday, the police arrested Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan for criminal intimidation and outraging the modesty of a woman. A day later, a non-cognizable report was filed against him for threatening residents of Jamia Nagar who were protesting against the power and water situation in the area.