BJP slams Opposition for intimidating agencies over raids against people linked to Robert Vadra
Close on the heels of Congress leaders calling the Enforcement Directorate raids against three aides of Robert Vadra – brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi – as "hatchet jobs" by the "dirty tricks department" of the Modi government, the BJP on Sunday lashed out at Congress for "threatening" investigation agencies.
"The Modi government is fighting strongly against corruption. It is acting against the corrupts, a promise it had made to the people," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said while talking to reporters at the party's central office in Delhi.
"The Congress and its leaders are busy heaping abuses on investigation agencies by holding Press conferences. But the fact of the matter is that these agencies are acting against corruption and they will continue to act against those involved in corruption," Hussain said.
Referring to the comment by a Congress leader who had said that "political season changes" as they attacked the Modi government over these raids, the BJP spokesperson said, "Congress leaders say season is changing. But they should know that the country is changing. Action will be taken against those involved in corruption," he said.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, on Saturday, had termed the Enforcement Directorate raids on the close associates of Robert Vadra as "muckraking" and "hatchet jobs" by "the dirty tricks department of Modi government."
"Seasons change. Politics is also cyclical. The officers heading these agencies should remember that," Singhvi had said.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal even went to the extent of linking the ED raid on Robert Vadra's associates to the exit poll results.
"People in power are thinking that the exit polls are right and they are scared. And therefore people in Opposition are being targeted by sending Income Tax, ED etc.," Sibal had said.