Prominent BJP leader and Minister of State for Fireign affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi came down heavily at the Congress in wake of the ED raids that are being carried out as part of crackdown to combat corruption. “Who all are afraid of ED and Income Tax Department (IT)? Those involved in burglary should be afraid of the police. Those who have collected black money by looting people should be afraid of the ED and the IT. Those who are not involved in these, why would they be afraid?” Lekhi said while speaking to ANI in Raipur.
“We have been revolting against the Congress for decades. Neither we nor our ancestors ever got afraid, because we never did anything wrong. The fear towards the ED and IT is fair. This means that those who have hidden black money are afraid of being caught”, she added.
Following the ED raids at the residence of Rajasthan Congress Chief, Govind Singh Dotasara, in connection with the Senior Teacher 2nd Grade Competitive Examination, 2022 Paper Leak case, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday said, “Not only iron is found in Chhattisgarh, in fact, the intentions of Chhattisgarhi people are also steely. Don’t try to scare…”
The raids which came even as Rajasthan is gearing up for the assembly polls, took a political tone with several Congress leaders attacking the central government, claiming that the “atmosphere” in Rajasthan is in favour of the Congress party, hence the BJP made its “last move”.
Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge also attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the raids.
Taking to ‘X’, Kharge wrote, “As elections are around the corner, ED, CBI, IT etc. become the real ‘Panna Pramukh’ of BJP. Seeing its certain defeat in Rajasthan, the Bharatiya Janata Party made its last move! After Chhattisgarh, ED has also started action against Congress leaders entering the assembly election campaign in Rajasthan”.
“The dictatorship of the Modi government is fatal for democracy. We will continue to fight against the misuse of agencies, the public will give a befitting reply to the BJP,” he added. The ED also summoned Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son, Vaibhav Gehlot, for questioning in a Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) case.
The Rajasthan assembly polls are to be held on November 25.