Bhopal, Apr 7 : The Income Tax (I-T) searches, which commenced in the wee hours on Sunday at the premises of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s associates, sparked off a phase of intense political rhetoric.
“Black money has come to light at the residence of the Chief Minister’s Officer on Special Duty and Congress President Rahul Gandhi is not uttering a word,” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya conveyed via social media.
Parrying, Congress state Media In-charge Shobha Ojha alleged in a release that the I-T action is a direct consequence of the Premier rendered jittery by the saffron camp’s debacle in three states during recent Assembly elections. She denounced it as an unsuccessful attempt to sully the party’s image during general election time.
“If these raids are not stemming from political vendetta then why is similar action not being initiated against BJP head Amit Shah and other bigwigs including BJP Vice President and erstwhile chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh whose names are linked to massive scams? This is the dual countenance of the BJP which is being perceived by the entire country and the electorate shall give a counterblast in the polls. The dispensation in New Delhi has been misusing central agencies for putting political adversaries in the cross-hairs. No action was taken on a recent Congress plaint vis-a-vis in excess of Rs 1 crore being found during search of a certain chief minister’s convoy,” Mrs Ojha pointed out.
Another state-level Congress leader Manak Agrawal said that after a Rahul Gandhi-led government assumes the central reins action shall be taken against the saffron camp.
“The earnings from the state regime’s ‘transfer industry’ have been appropriated,” the Assembly’s Leader of the Opposition Gopal Bhargava quipped in social media. (UNI)