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Modi government politically blackmailing opposition parties: Mayawati

IANS  |  Lucknow 

chief and former Chief Minister on Wednesday accused the central of 'politically blackmailing' the opposition parties.

Giving examples of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and ministers of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), said that Prime Minister is misusing machinery like the CBI, the Income Tax Department, the Enforcement Directorate, etc.

"The NDA at the Centre is using various tactics to break the unity of the opposition parties and politically blackmail them. It is also openly misusing machinery like the CBI, Income Tax Department, ED, etc," she said in a statement.

"Malicious action against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and ministers of the Rashtriya Janata Dal is solid evidence of this. The leaders and supporters of BJP have been given full freedom to indulge in all types of crime, and no noose is tightening on them. This is a matter of worry for the country and democracy," she said.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 18:04 IST
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