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Cong using its state govts like ATMs to pump money into election campaign: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP Saturday accused the of using its state governments like ATMs to pump "illicit money" into its campaign and claimed that if the opposition party comes to power, it will practice

cited documents to hurl "Tughlaq Road poll scam", a term often used by to target the in his speeches, barb at the rival party.

It is shocking to know that the was using its state governments for collecting money to fight elections, she alleged at a press conference and claimed that Congress-run state governments have become "election ATMs" for the party.

She also named several people who were raided by probe agencies recently to claim they were involved in channelling "illicit" money to the Congress.

There was no immediate reaction from the Congress, which has repeatedly accused the of using investigation agencies to target its political rivals.

Income tax raids were conducted across 52 places and Rs 281 crore was recovered, she said.

Several people given cash are mostly Lok Sabha candidates from and it is sad that money is being diverted from funds allocated for the poor, Lekhi said.

Accusing the Congress of being directly involved in this "scam", she alleged that if it comes to power, will become a trade.

also attacked the Congress over the issue, alleging since it has come to power in states like Madhya Pradesh, it has been involved in various "scams" to make money to influence the

Modi had recently alleged that has become an for the Congress,as he cited IT raids to target the party.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 19:50 IST