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‘CBI, ED should think … ‘: Rahul Gandhi warns probe agencies of ‘strong action’ whenever BJP government changes | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused institutions like CBI and ED of working at the behest of BJP-led government at the Centre and warned that action will be taken against these institutions when the government changes.
“If these institutions had done their job properly there would have been no problem. These agencies should think that some day the BJP government will change and after that there will be action.And it is my guarantee that the action will be so strong that no institution will dare to do such things again,” Rahul Gandhi said.
The Congress leader was reacting to income tax department’s fresh notices asking the party to pay Rs 1,823.08 crore. The Congress has accused the ruling BJP of indulging in “tax terrorism” to financially cripple the opposition party ahead of Lok Sabha polls.
“The income-tax returns filed by Congress for eight years have been reopened on “baseless and manufactured” grounds to levy illegal I-T demand orders totalling thousands of crores of rupees,” party treasurer Ajay Maken said.
“The timing of the I-T department’s action — in February and March, days before and even days after the Lok Sabha polls were announced on March 16 — speaks for itself about the mala-fide nature of these actions,” the Congress leader said.
Meanwhile, the Congress will hold nationwide protests over the weekend against fresh income tax demand of over Rs 1,800 crore, which it has described as an “egregious attack” on democracy and imposition of “tax terrorism” amid the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

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