Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said there was no political interference over the income tax raid on Tamil Nadu chief secretary’s residence and the law will take its own course in the matter.
“I do not want to react to irresponsible statements (made by Rao). He is known to me as well. I advise him not to make any unnecessary political statements and further complicate the issue,” he said while speaking to reporters in the platinum jubilee celebrations of diversified business conglomerate KCP Ltd in Chennai.
“If there is nothing found in his (Rao) house, law is there. He can take recourse to it. The Government of India has not removed him. I read in newspapers that somebody (Girija Vaidyanathan) has been appointed in his place,” Naidu said.
“Our interest is to see that the system functions. It is functioning. And if there is any problem, the chief minister will talk to the Centre,” he added.
Earlier, Tamil Nadu chief secretary P Rama Mohana Rao said the IT raid was a “Constitutional assault” on the top office and claimed that he was kept under “house arrest” by the CRPF during the raids last week.