Goa BJP MLA Francis D'Souza says, I may face raids by CBI, ED if I speak against party
Goa BJP MLA and former Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza, who returned here Wednesday after undergoing treatment in the United States, claimed that he might face raids from central agencies if he spoke against his own party.
D'Souza, dropped from the Goa cabinet owing to his ill-health, had earlier expressed resentment over the decision.
Talking to reporters after his return from the US, he said he feared for his future.
"For the last twenty years, I have not been in the wrong news. I do not know what will happen from tomorrow," said D'Souza who was law minister in the Manohar Parrikar-led cabinet before being dropped.
"I might get raided by Income Tax, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED), or I may be even booked under the National Security Act for speaking against the party," he said.
D'Souza alleged that a former minister in the earlier Laxmikant Parsekar government was raided by the Income Tax department after he spoke against the party for not giving him the ticket in the 2017 assembly election.
Goa BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar could not be contacted for his comments on D'Souza's statement.
(With inputs from agencies.)