Income tax notice has been served to the top leaders of Maharashtra’s Maha Vikas Aghadi, including Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule and Thackeray’s son Aditya Thackeray have also received the IT notice.
The notice have been served after Income Tax department reportedly found inconsistencies in the statements made by these leaders in their pre-poll affidavit to the election commission.
The Election Commission is learnt to have requested the Central Board of Direct Taxes to probe allegations of false affidavits filed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, his minister son Aaditya Thackeray and NCP Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule. The CBDT has been requested to verify the assets and liabilities filed as part of their election affidavits.
Meanwhile, reacting to the notice, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar said, “They love some people.”
The notice comes on the backdrop of a intense tussle between the Maha Vikas Aghadi and the BJP. This new development could add even more fuel to the fire.