CBI Action Against Raj CM’s Brother; Baghel Slams Centre

Story Highlights
  • CBI raided Agrasen Gehlot's residence with relation of a corruption case
  • Baghel alleged no action against BJP leader.
  • CM also slammed the centre over shortage of coal

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday described the CBI searches at the premises of the brother of his Rajasthan counterpart and Congress colleague Ashok Gehlot as “vendetta politics” and said Central agencies were being “misused”, which is “highly condemnable”.

The CBI on Friday raided Agrasen Gehlot’s residence in Jodhpur in connection with a corruption case. An Enforcement Directorate (ED) team too had raided his place in 2020. Talking to reporters here, Baghel alleged no action against any BJP leader by these investigating agencies in the last eight years clearly indicated that they were not acting impartially.

“This is politics of revenge. Every probe agency should be allowed to work independently. A person (in Chhattisgarh) had complained to the PMO against Raman Singh and his son accusing them of being involved in money laundering and sought probe into it by the Enforcement Directorate. But no action was taken on it,” Baghel said.

The CM further slammed the Centre over “shortage” of petrol and diesel and asked if the country was heading towards a Sri Lanka like situation. Baghel said shortage of fuel will trigger inflation, affect farming activities at the start of the monsoon, adding that he would meet pump owners in the evening and listen to their grievances.

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