Cong, BJP spar over raids on Vadra aides
New Delhi, Dec. 8: Even as the Congress stepped up its attack on the BJPled government over ED raids against Robert Vadra’s associates, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using probe agencies for “political vendetta”, the BJP lashed out by dubbing Mr Vadra the “fountainhead of corruption”.
Senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal, Ahmed Patel and Randeep Surjewala held a press conference on Saturday evening, hours after the Enforcement Directorate ( ED) carried out raids against Mr Vadra’s associates for the second day.
The raids against three persons linked to Mr Vadra, the son- in- law of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, had started Friday.
“People are being harassed, held practically under arrest in their houses, raided without any notice. Is this the kind of change Modi had advocated for in ( the) 2014 ( Lok Sabha) election?”, Mr Sibal asked at the press conference.
He alleged that agencies like the ED were “acting on the directions of the Prime Minister”.
Official sources said the action was taken on the basis of two FIRs filed by the agency.