New Delhi, May 19 (PTI) The Congress today accused the government of indulging in “witch-hunting” and carrying out “selective and opportunistic” prosecution of opposition leaders using investigation agencies. Also Read - Historic! Install CCTV in All Police Stations, CBI, NIA, ED, NCB, Including Interrogation Rooms: Supreme Court
AICC spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said this while referring to raids by the CBI and the Income-Tax Department on the residences and properties of P Chidambaram of the Congress and Lalu Prasad of the RJD over alleged corruption. Also Read - Shekhar Suman Speaks on Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case Again, Says Agencies Are Helpless in Absence of Evidence
Singhvi said the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI have initiated prosecution proceedings against 34 political leaders under the NDA government, of which 30 belong opposition parties. Also Read - CBI Raids 40 Places Across 3 States In Connection With Illegal Coal Trade
The government has refrained from taking action against its own leaders in scams like Vyapam and GSPL, he alleged.
“It is carrying out opportunistic and selective investigations against opposition leaders. It is indulging in witch-hunting, and selective and opportunistic prosecution,” he told reporters.
Singhvi asked why the government did not take action against former BJP minister and mining baron G Janardhan Reddy who allegedly spent around Rs 500 crore on his daughter’s wedding and in the Sahara-Birla papers.
The Congress leader also sought to know why no action was taken in the Vyapam scam despite the Supreme Court handing over the probe into it to the CBI.
“What has happened so far … why have you not handed over the probe into in the GSPL case to the CBI?” he asked.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.