"They should have taken the assistance of the state police", the Karnataka chief minister said.
He said only the minister, who had "parked himself" at the resort, was picked up from there for questioning. BJP uses raids against people who raise voice against it, said Siddaramaiah.
As news of the tax raids became public, the Congress party created uproar in the Parliament and demanded an immediate answer from the Indian government, alleging that the raids were politically motivated and were to poach its legislators by the BJP.
"NOTA is fine in case of direct elections but in case of Rajya Sabha elections, it should be withdrawn".
Congress leader Anand Sharma said it is now becoming a trend to blatantly misuse powers of the state.
Senior Congress leader, Anand Sharma, who is also deputy leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said that the EC can not introduce NOTA without a Constitutional amendment, reported India Today.
Patil said:"If my initials are there in the diary, let them take action".
Congress MLAs from Gujarat have beeen staying at Eagleton Resort since July 28 as per the plan of Congress leadership who have accused BJP of engaging in horse trading, in order to ensure victory of Congress candidate, Ahmed Patel, as Rajya Sabha member.
Whereas, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the raid have no links with Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat. "We would have returned to our state and they could have conducted raids", he said. No Gujarat MLA staying there has been raided.
Congress General Secretary Ashok Gehlot, who is in charge of the party affairs in Gujarat, on Wednesday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying it is hell-bent upon killing democracy in the Rajya Sabha elections.