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Centre carrying out selective prosecution of oppn leaders:Cong

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today accused the of indulging in "witch-hunting" and carrying out "selective and opportunistic" prosecution of opposition leaders using investigation agencies.

spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said this while referring to raids by the and the Income-Department on the residences and properties of of the and of the RJD over alleged corruption.

Singhvi said the and the have initiated prosecution proceedings against 34 political leaders under the government, of which 30 belong opposition parties.

The has refrained from taking action against its own leaders in scams like Vyapam and GSPL, he alleged.

"It is carrying out opportunistic and selective investigations against opposition leaders. It is indulging in witch-hunting, and selective and opportunistic prosecution," he told reporters.

Singhvi asked why the did not take action against former minister and mining baron G Janardhan Reddy who allegedly spent around Rs 500 crore on his daughter's wedding and in the Sahara-Birla papers.

The leader also sought to know why no action was taken in the Vyapam scam despite the Supreme Court handing over the probe into it to the

"What has happened so far ... Why have you not handed over the probe into in the GSPL case to the " he asked.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 21:22 IST