New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday stated the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) raids on the premises of Congress leaders within the state is a transfer to fail the celebration’s plenary session the place a roadmap for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections will probably be mentioned, information company ANI reported.
“This conference will show to be a milestone in time to come back. ED raid is true on time to fail this conference. If they’re speaking about coal rip-off, when did it happen? It has been eight months. What did you unearth? It’s best to have had concrete proof by now,” ANI quoted CM Baghel as saying.
“However you did not discover something. ED has not launched any press launch. The conference goes to be held in two days, so that you’re doing this to scare the employees and fail the conference. That is the one objective,” he added.
CM Baghel additional stated the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) is perturbed by the success of Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra and so it’s resorting to such techniques.
“BJP is perturbed and fearful of Congress. Bharat Jodo Yatra was a hit. Public gave a terrific response to feedback that was made about Rahul Gandhi. BJP, particularly its group that did trolling, had gone on again foot,” Baghel stated.
The chief minister termed the raids as a “politically motivated” transfer by the saffron celebration and stated the motion was carried out to garner political advantages.
Earlier this week, the ED searches have been performed at over a dozen areas associated to MLA Devendra Yadav in Bhilai (Durg district), Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee treasurer Ramgopal Agrawal, chairman of Chhattisgarh State Constructing and Different Development Employees Welfare Board Sushil Sunny Agrawal and celebration’s state spokesperson RP Singh in Raipur. The ED raids additionally lined premises of another ruling celebration leaders and MLAs.
The ED probe pertains to “an enormous rip-off during which an unlawful levy of Rs 25 was being extorted for each tonne of coal transported in Chhattisgarh by a cartel involving senior bureaucrats, businessmen, politicians and middlemen”, in line with the company.