Continuing with their raids on associates of Kamal Nath, IT sleuths today swooped in on his hair dye supplier early this morning.
An undisclosed quantity of branded hair dye was seized from an aide of the Minister who identified himself as Zulfi Singh. Officer of the IT department were tight lipped about the entire operation but on condition of anonymity revealed that huge packets on black powdered hair dye were confiscated and the supplier has been taken into custody for further questioning.
Official from the tax department having been raiding associated of the CM for the past few days. But the latest raid came as unexpected to many in the political circles.
Kamal Nath said that the raids were tactics by the BJP to target their opposition by hitting them where it hurts the most. “They know how touchy I am about my looks. So this is just an exercise in harassment. I demand to know why have they seized the hair dye. Is it a crime to color your hair,” he questioned.
The CM, who is 72 years old, is widely admired by both friends and political rivals for his age defying looks and jet black hair. “Not sure what the IT department wants to achieve with this raid, but clearly someone is jealous of my looks,” Kamal Nath replied while speaking to a news channel, clearly dropping hints that the raids were carried out at the behest of the ruling party.
Political analysts too agreed that elections is all about presentation and with Congress Party pushing young leaders at the forefront of election rallies, it doesn’t come as a surprise that without his jet black hair Kamal Nath would find it difficult to project himself as a young and vibrant leader.
Meanwhile, IT officials refuted reports that they were targeting ‘looks’ because the earlier raids did not reveal anything substantial. “Our raid are against unaccounted money and not against hair dye,” said a senior official part of the raid.