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Mamata backs Kanimozhi, accuses Modi of harassing opposition

IANS  |  Kandi (West Bengal) 

Minister on Wednesday stood by K. whose residence was searched by the Income Tax officials a day ago and accused of "harassing" all the opposition leaders.

"National leaders are loved by people. But is the first such leader whom everybody is scared of. He is using the CBI, the ED, and other central agencies to intimidate people... even yesterday, they (Centre) sent the Income Tax department to the house of (DMK chief) M.K. Stalin's sister to conduct raids," Banerjee said at a public rally here in West Bengal's district.

Claiming the regime is taking action against all senior opposition leaders, she sought to give a state by state account.

"He is harrasing (chief) Chandrababu Naidu and YSR party founder in Andhra Pradesh, and (Janata Dal-Secular leader) H.D. Kumaraswamy in

"Even Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Mayawati ji or Akhilesh (Yadav) are not spared. Lalu Prasad has been put to jail. He is harassing everyone. People of Bengal are still living in peace because we are here," Banerjee said.

Income Tax officials and the Election Commission's static surveillance team carried out a at the house of DMK candidate in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukodi on Tuesday, just two days before the polls.

Kanimozhi, who is contesting against the BJP's in the Thootukodi constituency, termed the raids as anti-democratic, deliberately planned and tested but said BJP cannot prevent her for winning in the ongoing elections.



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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 19:32 IST