BJP engaged in extortion by misusing ED, CBI raids: Akhilesh Yadav on electoral bonds

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March 20,2024 03:33 PM

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Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav stated on Tuesday that the electoral bond issue has exposed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's extortion tactics.

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], March 20 (HBTV): Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav stated on Tuesday that the electoral bond issue has exposed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) extortion tactics. He alleged that the saffron party engages in extortion by misusing investigative agencies Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids. 

"The government has made extortion strategies, and now with the electoral bonds it has been proven that no one could have done extortion the way the BJP has done," said Yadav. He expressed confidence that the BJP will be ousted in the Lok Sabha elections, thereby safeguarding democracy. 

The SP leader accused the BJP of indulging in extortion under the guise of donations and misusing central agencies. He said that the public will vote against the BJP due to injustice, atrocities, price rises, unemployment. The BJP misused constitutional institutions and it engaged in extortion by misusing ED and CBI raids, he said.  

Yadav accused the BJP government of manipulating the ED and CBI to solicit donations, which subsequently led to halted investigations. 

"The BJP government sends the Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation, collect donations and then investigations get halted," he said.

Yadav said electoral bonds are nothing but a way to extort money. He said, ‘The government is weakening the institutions and which will consequently weaken democracy.’ He lashed out saying that loans are not being given to small businessmen, but they ‘forgive’ 15 lakh crore of big industrialists. 

(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited it for clarity.