Brushing aside allegations that the recent income tax raids on the premises of actor-turned-politician Vijaykanth were politically motivated, the DPI, an ally of the DMK, said all were equal before law.

Party leader Thol Tirumavalavan told reporters here today that all were equal before law and hence it was wrong to say that the search operations were politically motivated.Tirumavalavan also demanded that there should be some machinery or agency to monitor the payment received by cine actors and actresses so as to bring them under the scanner of the Income Tax department.

This would also ensure that there would be no room for such allegations, he said.