Whenever the BJP fears an electoral defeat, it calls on central agencies to intimidate its opponents: Akhilesh Yadav
“I have said on several occasions that whenever the BJP fears defeat in an election, the number of people coming from Delhi (Income Tax Department, ED, CBI) will also increase. Such institutions have been used to kick the rulers out of power, but for the first time we see that such institutions are being put forward so that the Samajwadi party does not form a government in Uttar Pradesh. The whole country knows that whenever and wherever it is party is about to lose an election, they bring such institutions They use the same tactics as Congress to intimidate opponents through these agencies, ”Yadav said at a press conference.
The Income Tax Department recovered money worth 17,500 rupees in the raid on Saturday at the premises of party official Samajwadi Rajeev Rai, a close associate of party leader Akhilesh Yadav.
IT also seized details of calls, emails, hard drives and computers during the 15-hour raid.
The IT department raided four of Rajiv Rai’s premises, including his residence at Mau’s Sahadatpura. According to sources from the IT department, several raids were carried out in various locations in Uttar Pradesh. The premises of group promoter RCL Manoj Yadav in Mainpuri and those of another close associate of Akhilesh Yadav, Jainendra Yadav, in Lucknow were also raided earlier in the day.
Mocking the Prime Minister’s “Upyogi” remark to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Yadav said that the state government is “non-upyogi” and the people have decided to put government in place. “Yogya” (able).
Criticizing the BJP for offering alleged protection to Minister of State (MoS) Ajay Mishra Teni, whose son Ashish Mishra Teni is accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, he said: “The farmers who went fight for their rights have been crushed. In the investigation by the UP government, the names of Ajay Teni and his son surfaced and fingers were raised towards them. Why is (Ajay Teni) receiving protection? Why was no punishment inflicted? ”
Notably, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which investigated the case on Tuesday called Lakhimpur’s violence that resulted in the deaths of eight people as a “pre-planned plot.”
The minister and his son Ashish have denied the charges. However, Ashish Mishra and several others were convicted of murder.
Akhilesh Yadav said the BJP did an injustice to the Nishad community, minorities, Dalits and other backward classes during his tenure.
“I am happy that when members of the Nishad community were called to the stage by the BJP, they did not give up on their requests. There was pressure on the media to ensure that information regarding this struggling community for his rights not to be broadcast. Execution time. What can this “non-upyogi government do?” he added.
Union Home Secretary Amit Shah hosted the Nishad Samaj Jan Sabha in Uttar Pradesh on Friday ahead of the Assembly elections.
The Uttar Pradesh assembly polls are scheduled for early 2022.