The Income Tax Department sleuths might soon be going after suspended JDS leader BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan. The leader claims that the IT sleuths are gunning for him as he openly has been supporting Congress leader DK Shivakumar.

Khan who was at Jamia Masjid on Thursday to discuss his plan to fund pilgrims going for Hajj told Asianet Newsable that he had the information of IT raids from his sources. Khan along with other suspended JDS leaders expressed solidarity to Shivakumar and his brother MP DK Suresh

Speaking exclusively to Asianet Newsable BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan said," The IT raids were to scare DK Shivakumar, but he will not bow down to any pressure. He is an honest taxpayer and has paid Rs 4.8 crores as tax last year".

Zameer Ahmed, who led a delegation of suspended JDS leaders like HC Balakrishna, N Cheluvanarayanswamy and  Akhanda Srinivasmurthy to Eagleton resort, has made it clear with his actions that he now wants to be identified with DK Shivakumar, who is a strong Vokkaliga Community leader from Karnataka. 

The rebel JDS leader who lately has been all praises for CM Siddaramaiah is turning out to be major concern for JDS. 

Before his unceremonious exit from JDS,  Khan a close relationship with JDS President HD Kumaraswamy.  Khan to represent went on to become the minority face of JDS party. But now with his decision to contest from Congress in next election, there could be a leadership crunch for JDS when it comes to appeasing minority vote bank.