‘ ED raids to di­vert fo­cus from is­sue of judges’

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Luc­know, Jan. 13: In a ref­er­ence to the ED raids at mul­ti­ple premises linked to Congress leader P. Chi­dambaram’s son Karti Chi­dambaram, SP chief Akhilesh Ya­dav on Satur­day claimed that this was an act to “di­vert the at­ten­tion” of the peo­ple, fol­low­ing the Supreme Court judges’ press meet on Fri­day.

“The BJP men are best in di­vert­ing the at­ten­tion of the peo­ple. The judges had raised a se­ri­ous mat­ter yes­ter­day and to­day they ( gov­ern­ment) raided some­one’s res­i­dence,” he said.

The ED on Satur­day con­ducted searches at 10 premises linked to Karti Chi­dambaram in con­nec­tion with its money laun­der­ing probe in the Air­cel- Maxis case.

In an un­prece­dented move, four se­nior Supreme Court judges, at a press meet in Delhi, had mounted a vir­tual re­volt against the chief jus­tice of In­dia on Fri­day, rais­ing ques­tions on “se­lec­tive” case al­lo­ca­tion and cer­tain ju­di­cial or­ders, send­ing shock­waves across the ju­di­ciary and polity.

He al­leged that the BJP had re­sorted to the same tac­tic dur­ing last month’s Gu­jarat As­sem­bly polls by rak­ing up the “neech” pol­i­tics is­sue.

Dur­ing the Gu­jarat polls, Mani Shankar Ai­yar, since sus­pended by the Congress, had called PM Naren­dra Modi a “neech aadmi” ( lowly per­son) who did dirty pol­i­tics, which was made a big is­sue by the BJP.

Akhilesh Ya­dav

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