The CBI raided the houses of Congress MLA DK Shivakumar, his brother MPDK Suresh and also his aides at Kanakapura and Ramanagara in Bengaluru. The top agency sleuths conducted raids on the allegations of exchanging demonetised currency. Shivkumar, who is also former Minister, has condemned the CBI charges. He alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah are behind the CBI raids. Shivakumar was instrumental in keeping the Congress MLAs united during the BJP test floor in the Karnataka Assembly.