Minister Nara Lokesh flayed the Income Tax (IT) raids in over 20 companies in Andhra Pradesh (AP), all at the same time. Some 19 teams of nearly 200 officials raiding several companies are nothing a vengeful act by the Centre against the state, he said. It was only to scare the investors, he opined. Nara Lokesh flayed the Opposition leaders for not questioning the extensive IT raids, which were ridiculous, he added. The government has the responsibility to respond to such 'attacks' he said.