Delhi Crime Branch serves notice to AAP’s Atishi amid BJP’s alleged MLA wooing. RJD MP Manoj Jha alleges political interference by Modi-Shah, emphasizing a pattern of investigative agency usage against opposition.
New Delhi, February 04, 2024: In a recent development, Atishi, a prominent leader from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been served a notice by the Delhi Crime Branch. This move comes in the wake of AAP’s allegations against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to lure AAP MLAs.
RJD MP Manoj Jha has expressed strong objections to these actions, asserting that the ongoing investigation is not the work of independent agencies like the Enforcement Directorate (ED) but rather a concerted effort by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Jha claims that this trend of using investigative agencies against opposition parties is not limited to Delhi, pointing out that similar instances have occurred in states across the country.
“I have been repeatedly objecting to this. This is not the ED; this is all being done by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. You cannot name a state where a strong opposition has not been attacked by the ED, CBI, or IT,” remarked Jha during a press interaction.
Jha further alleged that the pattern is clear – where the BJP is perceived as weak, these investigative agencies, particularly the ED, are deployed strategically to exert pressure on behalf of the ruling party.
“Where they (BJP) are weak, ED is strong, and is used to act on their behalf,” Jha added, expressing concerns about the impartiality and independence of these agencies in the current political landscape.
As the notice to Atishi adds another layer to the ongoing political tussle between AAP and BJP, the situation continues to draw attention to the broader debate surrounding the use of investigative agencies in political matters. The developments will undoubtedly be closely monitored as the investigation unfolds.