Mamata accuses BJP of vendetta politics

Geneva Matthews
May 20, 2017

Son of Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram, today left for London, two days after CBI conducted searches at his premises.

Surjewala said the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had failed to take action against its leaders such as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam scam, and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who allegedly helped former cricket administrator Lalit Modi leave the country.

According to a report in the Indian Express, the ED case will be registered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for alleged irregularities in grant of Foreign Investment Proposal Board (FIPB) approval to INX Media for foreign investment.

"The government, using the CBI and other agencies, is targeting my son and his friends. All I will say is, I shall continue to speak and write", he added.

Even as CBI on Tuesday raided the residences of former union finance minister P Chidambaram, the Congress party describe it as "revenge has become DNA of BJP".

■ Karti Chidambaram: "They have not seized any documents and can not prove any charges against me". The FIPB approval was granted in "hundreds of cases", the senior Congress leader said. "There is no allegation against me", said Chidambaram.

In Lalu Yadav's case, almost 100 tax officials and policemen raided properties including in Delhi and Gurgaon that are allegedly proxy owned by the politician and his children and are worth 1,000 crores. There is no bar on Karti leaving the country as there is no look out circular issued against him.

Karti had alleged "political vendetta" behind the searches and said no documents had been seized from during the raids, insisting he had done nothing wrong.

"In its three years, the BJP has given the nation an honest, scam-free government, a decisive leader and a pro-poor thrust on governance".

Surjewala claimed that the truth was out there for everybody to judge and the government, blinded by revenge, was registering false cases against opposition leaders.

IT officials said the department began raiding the premises of some prominent businessmen and real estate agents in Delhi, Gurgaon, Rewari and few others since early morning in connection with alleged benami deals linked to Lalu Prasad.

The Congress leader recalled how Lalu Yadav had played a pivotal role in trying to bring together all the anti-BJP forces in 2004 when the first United Progressive Alliance was formed.

Chidambaram had made the charge that he was being targeted for his newspaper columns criticising the government.

Prasad, however, sought to put up a courageous face, saying he was "not scared at all" and will continue to fight against the "fascist forces". Lalu ki awaz dabayenge to desh bhar me karoron Lalu khare ho jayenge. Land worth crores of rupees was grabbed for a pittance.

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