New Delhi: Weeks ahead of assembly polls 2022, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew and several others were raided by Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday.
The investigation agency is conducting raids at a dozen places in Punjab in connection with an alleged illegal sand mining case.
According to Officials, ED has also searched the premises linked to Punjab CM Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey.
The searches assume significance as Punjab will go to the polls in a single phase on February 20 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10.
Meanwhile, without wasting a second, the Congress party call out the Centre-ruling BJP saying it has begun its ‘poll campaign’ in the state.
Congress leader Alka Lamba tweeted, “CBI, ED & IT raids become a tool of the BJP govt during the elections”.
CBI, ED & IT raids become a tool of the BJP govt during the elections.
1. IT raid at DMK chief M.K.Stalin’s daughter just 2 days before the elections;
2. CBI raid at Abhishek Banerjee just one month before the elections.
3. ED raid at NCP chief Sharad Pawar before the elections.
— Alka Lamba (@LambaAlka) January 18, 2022
National President of INYC (Indian National Youth Congress Youth) Srinivas BV took to Twitter and wrote, “ECI 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝘀 = BJP’s 𝗘𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 (ED)… BJP has started with its poll campaign”.
ECI 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝘀 = BJP’s 𝗘𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 (ED)
BJP ने पंजाब में शुरू किया चुनावी अभियान..
— Srinivas BV (@srinivasiyc) January 18, 2022
Punjab will go to the polls in a single phase on February 20 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10. The term of the state assembly will end in March.