It is a fact that the CBI, Income Tax and Enforcement Department have been used by the ruling party to gain its political motives and to harass its rivals. The BJP while in opposition condemned the Congress on this issue, but now when it is at the helm of affairs, it is bent on breaking the record of the past. Recently past cases were dug up to harass the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and the CBI conducted raids on the residences and offices of the members of Lalu’s family and the motive was achieved when the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar demolished the Grand Alliance and formed the government with the BJP as his ally. It is a clear political vendetta. Now even for stopping the Congress from winning a Rajya Sabha seat, the BJP is using every dirty trick from its bag. Six Congress MLAs from Gujarat left the party on the eve of the RS poll apparently succumbing to the machination of the BJP. It is alleged Rs 15 to 20 crore was paid to every MLA. The Congress was forced to shift their legislators to Karnataka to save them from the BJP’s evil design.
They are staying at a resort owned by a Karnataka Minister. Now this minister became the victim of the IT raids.
Income Tax raids were conducted on the Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar on August 2. Rs 10 crore were seized from his Bangaluru and Delhi residences. The minister was also questioned. The matter was rightly raised by the Congress and other opposition parties in both the Houses of Parliament. The CBI and Income Tax and other departments have every right to conduct searches and enquire about the unaccounted wealth, but these cases show that the government is brazenly using them for ruling party’s political motives.