Cong says I-T ac­tion a plot to oust EC Lavasa

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Congress al­leged on Tues­day that the in­come tax no­tice to the wife of elec­tion com­mis­sioner Ashok Lavasa was an at­tempt to force him to re­sign from his post. It re­minded that Lavasa had dis­sented to the de­ci­sions taken by the CEC on cer­tain elec­tion com­plaints against PM Naren­dra Modi dur­ing Lok Sabha polls.

Say­ing that the I-T no­tice to Lavasa’s wife was a “disturbing de­vel­op­ment”, AICC spokesman Pranav Jha said, “Does the gov­ern­ment want to send a mes­sage to up­right of­fi­cers who are dis­charg­ing their du­ties im­par­tially? Or, is it an at­tempt to force that of­fi­cer to re­sign?”

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