Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday took exception to I-T raids on opposition parties in various states while sparing the BJP in the ongoing general elections. At a press conference here, he pointed to the raids on DMK leader Kanimozhi in Tuttukudi and JD(S) leader Revanna in Mandya in the last couple of days.
What do you call this?" Chandrababu Naidu asked. While the helicopters of Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patnaik and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy were searched when they went for election campaigning, the BJP Chief Ministers' choppers were spared, he said.
The Prime Minister's helicopter was also not searched anywhere, Naidu said. "They are deliberately doing all this. They (Central government) are troubling Navin Patnaik and Mamata Banerjee in particular," the AP Chief Minister alleged.
Alleging that the BJP was seeking to create hatred among people, the TDP president referred to the Prime Ministers reported remarks against the National Conference and PDP leadership in Jammu and Kashmir. "What do you say when a BJP MLA (Ramesh Katara of Gujarat) claims that CCTVs were installed in polling booths to monitor the voting pattern? What does it indicate?" he asked.
(With inputs from agencies.)