Two days after DMK decided to pull out from the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided DMK supermo's third son MK Stalin's house.
The raid started at the former Deputy chief Minister's house in Teynampet, Chennai early morning on Thursday.
Sources said it was alleged that Stalin imported a car illegally, without proper documents.
The CBI also raided Stalin's Secretary Raja Shankar's house at T Nagar.
"I am being targeted and it is political vengeance. It is quiet clear, why I am being targeted. We will face the case legally. I am unaware of the reasons for the CBI raid," said Stalin.
Meanwhile DMK leader TKS Elangovan said, "this showed that the UPA government uses CBI for its benefit. This only justifies the charge by Opposition that the Government uses CBI for their benefit and to put pressure on other political parties. But we are not bothered, not afraid of all these raids. We dont have anything to hide."
The searches are being conducted on the basis of a complaint by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, say sources.
While there was no official word from the CBI, party sources said that that a team from New Delhi had come to Chennai for the raid, which comes after DMK announced that is is pulling out from the UPA.
It may be noted, the 88-year old Karunanidhi has announced Stalin as his successor.
Karunanidhi on Tuesday said “we will also not give any issue-based or any sort of support to the government. However, if a Parliamentary resolution on the genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils passed, then we may reconsider.”
DMK's decision to pull out came a day after the trio of Congress ministers - P Chidambaram, A K Antony and Ghulam Nabi Azad - met Karunanidhi in Chennai on Monday night to find a solution.