According to BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, allegations of corruption against opposition leaders are
Party spokesman Sambit Patra responded to the opposition's charge that the Modi administration was "misusing" federal agencies, particularly the ED, to target its leaders.
On Tuesday, the BJP used the discovery of cash and assets purportedly acquired by some opposition lawmakers to deny the claim that its government is the target of political vendettas and vowed that those who stole from the public will not be let off the hook. About refute the opposition's claim of political vendetta, party spokesperson Sambit Patra used the allegations of corruption against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, the seizure of a "mountain of cash" believed to belong to Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee, and the money laundering allegations against Satyendar Kumar Jain of the AAP.
The government agency Enforcement Directorate detained each of these executives. Should they be granted immunity simply because they are powerful politicians? The accusations made against them are supported by facts and data, not just assertions. The opposition shouldn't make corruption a political issue, "added Patra.
Speaking to reporters, he asserted that BJP-led governments will never subvert constitutional principles or meddle with investigative bodies' work. But corruption is not tolerated at all. No one who stole money from people would get away with it "said he.
Patra mentioned that Raut is reportedly connected to a scheme involving around Rs 1,040 crore that was planned for the rehabilitation of a 47-acre site where 672 families had been tenants for decades in 2007. He said that the lawsuit had been filed with the Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) in 2018. He questioned whether the ED should take action against them because they are politicians and "entitled," noting that opposition parties had made a scene even when NCP leader Nawab Malik was detained in a money laundering case in February. Because of the nature of the charges against him, the court did not grant him bail, causing him to remain in custody, he claimed.
The Modi administration has been charged by the opposition for "misusing" governmental agencies, particularly the ED, to target its leaders.