India, April 15 -- Income Tax authorities on Monday issued summons to Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister, RB Udayakumar following a joint raid Sunday night with the Election Commission's flying squad on his room at the MLA hostel in the city following a tip off that huge amount of cash was being kept there for distribution among voters.

"The raid followed information sent by the Chennai's Commissioner of Police to the Assistant Returning Officer that cash was stacked in the room of Udayakumar at the MLA hostel," said an Income Tax official. But the raid drew a blank.

A team of IT personnel accompanied by the flying squad rushed to the place and searched the room. They could secure only empty bags with some slips and recorded a statement from a...