Congress leader Kapil Sibal questions ED’s credibility, says despite being aware of corruption cases against BJP leaders the agency refrains from taking action…reports Asian Lite News
Questioning the credibility of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that despite ED being aware of corruption cases against BJP leaders in various states, central agency refrains from taking action against them.
Kapil Sibal said that Bharatiya Janata Party has only one goal in its mind which is to oust governments ruled by opposition parties in various states.
“Questions have been raised many times on the credibility of ED, earlier also I have told many names who have contested elections and have themselves told which cases are against them. There are criminal cases, that are related to BJP, ED knows this information in many such states, then why don’t they (ED) take action there?,” Kapil Sibal said.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP further stated that the BJP does not even want opposition to campaign in Lok Sabha elections.
“They (BJP) have one goal, target the opposition and oust them from power, they (the opposition) should not be able to campaign in the Lok Sabha elections, if they do not campaign then it will definitely have side effects,” he said.
The remarks of the Congress leader came after former Jharkhand Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Hemant Soren was arrested by the ED after several summons were issued to him in the alleged land scam case and several hours of questioning on Wednesday night.
The Jharkhand High Court has scheduled the hearing for the petition filed by former Chief Minister Hemant Soren on February 5.
The probe pertains to proceeds of crime generated by allegedly forging official records by showing ‘fake sellers’ and purchasers in the guise of forged or bogus documents to acquire huge parcels of land having value in crores.
Soren had challenged his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in an alleged land scam case.
Meanwhile, amidst the political unrest in Jharkhand, Champai Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Friday at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.
ED moves Jharkhand HC
Meanwhile, The Enforcement Directorate has moved the Jharkhand High Court challenging the First Information Report registered against its officials based on a complaint by former Chief Minister Hemant Soren alleging “harassment” by the probe agency and accusing them of “maligning” his entire community.
On Wednesday, Hemant Soren filed a complaint against officials of the probe agency alleging that the officials tried to ‘harass’ and ‘malign’ him and his entire community.
Hemant Soren was arrested by the ED on Wednesday evening after seven hours of grilling in an alleged money laundering case.
He has been facing questions from the probe agency in an alleged money laundering case.
Following his arrest, senior JMM leader Champai Soren took oath as the Chief Minister on Friday afternoon.
“ED has moved to the Jharkhand High Court challenging the FIR registered against its officials by former CM Hemant Soren under the SC/ST Act. The petition was filed on 3rd February,” Officials said.
The complaint was filed at the SC ST police station in Ranchi.
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has 29 seats, its ally Congress has 17 and the RJD and the CPI (ML) have 1 seat each in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. With the support of 43 MLAs, the INDIA bloc has the numbers to sail through the floor test.
Meanwhile, the two-day Assembly session will begin from today. The Champai Soren-led coalition government in Jharkhand willl seek a trust vote. The Ranchi district administration has imposed Section 144 of CrPC within a 100-meter radius of the assembly building.
As per an official order, restrictions will be imposed from Monday at 8:00 am until Tuesday at 10:00 pm.
These stringent measures come into force as part of the security arrangements to ensure the smooth conduct of the special session and to prevent any untoward incidents in the new Jharkhand Legislative Assembly building.
Crucial floor test
Ahead of the Jharkhand assembly floor test today, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha General Secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya expressed confidence in winning the floor test by Champai Soren-led government, and claimed that his party will get a minimum of 47 MLAs’ support in the floor test.
“The floor test will be done. We have, not less than 47,” said JMM General Secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya said showing the victory signal.
The two-day Assembly session will begin on Monday. The Champai Soren-led coalition government in Jharkhand willl seek a trust vote.
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has 29 seats, its ally Congress has 17 and the RJD and the CPI (ML) have 1 seat in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. With the support of 43 MLAs, the INDIA bloc has the numbers to sail through the floor test.
Amidst the political unrest in the state, triggered by former Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s arrest by Directorate of Enforcement officials in an alleged land scam case, Champai Soren, a leader of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha party, took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi on February 3. (ANI)