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“Modi govt trying to kill democracy”: Kharge slams ED searches at Yadav family premises

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday conducted searches across Bihar including premises of Yadav’s family and other RJD leaders, in connection with a money laundering investigation into the land for jobs ‘scam’ case.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of making “sinister attempts to kill democracy” by misusing probe agencies against Opposition leaders, as he slammed the Union government over the ED searches on the premises of veteran socialist leader and RJD founder Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family.

Kharge in a tweet in Hindi said, “For the last 14 hours, Modi ji has kept ED at the house of Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav.”

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday conducted searches across Bihar including premises of Yadav’s family and other RJD leaders, in connection with a money laundering investigation into the land for jobs ‘scam’ case.

Searches also covered premises linked to Lalu Prasad’s daughters Ragini Yadav, Chanda Yadav, and Hema Yadav, former RJD MLA Syed Abu Dojana, Amit Katyal, Navdeep Sardana and Praveen Jain in places such as Patna, Phulwari Sharif, Delhi-NCR, Ranchi, and Mumbai.

“His pregnant wife and sisters are being harassed. Lalu Prasad ji is old, ill, even then the Modi government did not show humanity towards him,” Kharge said.

“Now the water has gone over the head. Modi government is making a sinister attempt to kill democracy by misusing ED-CBI against opposition leaders,” Congress president alleged.

“When the wealth of the ‘best friend’ touches the sky, why is there no investigation?” Kharge said, apparently referring to industrialist Gautam Adani. “The people will give a befitting reply to this dictatorship!”

Meanwhile, Tejashwi Yadav, the Bihar Deputy Chief Minister is scheduled to appear before the CBI today in connection with the land-for-jobs case. Sources said the summons were issued sometime earlier, according to Indian Express.

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