DMK working president MK Stalin on Friday demanded resignation of Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijaya Bhaskar following Income Tax Department raids on his residence.
As per reports, Income Tax Department officials on Friday raided Vijayabaskar's residence in Chennai following complaints that he was involved in cash distribution to voters in RK Nagar constituency where a byelection will be held on April 12.
Vijayabaskar is the first minister to come under IT raids in recent times.
"The raids were being conducted in at least 20 places in Chennai and 11 other places in the rest of the state," an IT officials was quoted as saying.
The official said the minister was on IT radar for the past one year in connection with his quarry business.
Vijayabaskar is in the limelight since the AIADMK split into two factions with former chief minister O Panneerselvam accusing him of siding with V K Sasikala.
(With inputs from agencies)