New Delhi, July 12 : Terming the I-T raids on the relatives of Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav as “victimisation” by the government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must end his vendetta politics.
Coming out strongly in support of his estranged former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) colleague,Kejriwal tweeted, “We strongly condemn victimisation of Yogendra Yadav’s family by the Modi government through the use of agencies like IT (Income Tax Department). Modi government should stop such vendetta politics.”
The I-T Department on Wednesday raided multiple premises of a hospital group in Haryana’s Rewari, related to family of Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav, recovering about Rs 22 lakh cash, after it was detected that the owners allegedly made cash payments to a Nirav Modi firm for purchasing jewellery, officials said.
We strongly condemn victimisation of Yog Yadav’s family by Modi govt thro the use of agencies like IT. Modi govt shud stop such vendetta politics.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 12, 2018
I am told the search operation continue. Since I have no fresh info and am unable to get in touch with my family, I am not posting anything and not interacting with the media for now.
Hope this ordeal gets over soon.
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) July 12, 2018
Yogendra Yadav, however, on Thursday tweeted “he will not post anything on the raid as he is not able to interact with family members and hoped that the raids ordeal gets over soon.”
Just 17 hours earlier, Yadav tweeted that the raid was conducted at his sisters’ hospital-cum-nursing home premises with an intent to “intimidate” and “silence” him as he had launched an agitation for fair crop price for farmers and against liquor shops in that city in Haryana and .
This is the price of raising farmer's voice; Modi government’s threats cannot silence us. We will continue to raise the voices of farmers and youthhttps://t.co/NybA09L1JX
— Swaraj India (@_SwarajIndia) July 11, 2018
Hospital sealed, including ICU for new-born babies. A clear attempt to intimidate. Modiji you can”t silence me,” said the Swaraj Abhiyan leader.