From the ‘Congress Bureau of Investigation’ and ‘Cage of Parrot’ to the ‘Jamai’ of the BJP, which incorporates the Revenue Tax and Enforcement Directorate aside from the CBI – the nation’s main investigative businesses have been accused of performing on the behest of political events. Huh. Over the past 18 years, about 200 leaders within the Congress and BJP governments have been booked, arrested, raided or interrogated by the CBI. Of those, 80 per cent have been from the opposition. The variety of such circumstances has elevated much more after the NDA authorities got here to energy in 2014.
Throughout the 10 years (2004-2014) of the Congress-led UPA, 72 leaders got here underneath CBI scrutiny and 43 (60 per cent) of them had been from the opposition. Within the eight years of the BJP-led NDA’s rule, 124 outstanding leaders have confronted CBI probes and 118 of them are from the opposition – ie 95 per cent of the opposition leaders had been taken by the CBI. Identical to within the UPA, as quickly as a frontrunner switches sides, the CBI case in opposition to him goes on the backburner. The CBI didn’t reply to a question, nevertheless, an official termed it as a mere coincidence and dismissed the allegations of focusing on opposition leaders.
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- From the 2G spectrum case to the Commonwealth Video games and coal block allocation circumstances, 29 of the 72 outstanding leaders the CBI investigated from 2004 to 2014 had been from the Congress or its allies DMK. The CBI probe figures in NDA-2 are greater in opposition to non-NDA events, with solely six BJP leaders going through the CBI probe.
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- The BJP had the best variety of 43 opposition leaders underneath the CBI probe underneath the UPA regime through which 12 of its leaders had been interrogated, raided or arrested. These included Union House Minister Amit Shah, the then Gujarat minister, who was arrested by the company in reference to the alleged encounter killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh. Different outstanding NDA leaders underneath scrutiny embrace former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. The CBI continued its investigation in opposition to Pramod Mahajan even after his demise.
- Throughout NDA II in early 2014, CBI investigations in opposition to political leaders gained momentum. Of the 118 outstanding opposition politicians underneath the company’s scanner, TMC has the utmost variety of 30 and Congress 26. Throughout this time, the CBI additionally investigated the shut kin of Sonia Gandhi, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath and former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.
- Right here is the party-wise break-up of key opposition leaders: TMC (30), Congress (26), RJD (10), BJD (10), YSRCP (6), BSP (5), TDP (5), AAP (4), SP (4), AIADMK (4), CPM (4), NCP (3), NC (2), DMK (2), PDP (1), TRS (1), Impartial (1).
Aside from these figures, the timing of CBI raids underneath the UPA and NDA-2 regimes has been questioned, which has been raised by opposition leaders from Parliament to the road.
The investigation begins as quickly because it goes in opposition to the ruling social gathering and stops as quickly because it is available in help
Probe in opposition to Stalin after leaving UPA
Two days after the DMK broke away from the UPA in 2013, the CBI raided the home of social gathering chief and present CM MK Stalin in Chennai in a case associated to the import of luxurious vehicles. Within the NDA authorities too, equally final month the CBI raided a number of areas linked to RJD leaders, together with one allegedly linked to Tejashwi Yadav, the present deputy CM of Bihar. These raids befell similtaneously the ground take a look at of the brand new JDU-RJD authorities was going to be held within the meeting. JDU broke ties with NDA a number of days again.