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Cong terms ED raids on Vadra associates as BJP's 'dirty, malicious tricks'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The party on Saturday termed the raids of ED on the properties of close associates of as 'dirty and malicious tricks' of BJP government at the Centre.

Addressing a press conference here, said that faced with an imminent loss in all five states where assembly elections were held recently, Singhvi said, "The is back to its dirty tricks and malicious tactics."

It is worth mentioning that Robert Vadra, of Sonia Gandhi, has been on the radar of (ED) and the (CBI) for allegedly committing irregularities ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014.

"The tools being employed by the to hide its massive failures are mudslinging, muckraking and hatchet jobs by the 'dirty tricks department' - the CBI and the ED, to smear opposition leaders," he said.

"The illegal raids on the premises of and his associates is another episode of these concerted conspiracies, blind vendetta acts and web of lies to target the party," Singhvi added.

He further stated that while all constitutional, legal and administrative norms "are being thrown into a dustbin," the organisations like CBI, ED and are "acting as slaves and bonded labour," which are "dancing to the tune of"

The ED had conducted raids in the premises of a number of Vadra's close associates for allegedly receiving money from defence suppliers, sources confirmed. The raids were conducted at several locations in Bengaluru and the capital.

In Vadra's defence, Singhvi said that that the has adhered to all summons and notices issued by every agency for several years and has supplied every document he was asked to produce.

While elaborating the alleged 'illegality' of ED raids, saying that they did not have the prerequisite warrants and harassed a number of employees, Singhvi accused Modi-led government of having "run roughshod over the fundamental rights of private citizens that have no dealings with or his businesses.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 19:50 IST