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7 politicians with corruption charges CBI and ED won’t raid

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21.08.2019

As former Union minister P. Chidambaram faces arrest for alleged corruption in the INX Media case, it is worth remembering that Chidambaram was the home minister when Amit Shah was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on charges of murder in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. Today, Amit Shah is the home minister.

Since 2014, the Narendra Modi government has been relentlessly pursuing corruption allegations against opposition leaders. Raids and summons intensify especially when an election is around the corner. But this is not a fight against corruption because if it was one, it wouldn’t spare BJP leaders accused of corruption.

The selective nature of this ‘anti-corruption’ agenda makes it a witch-hunt. This witch-hunt stands in sharp contrast to the Modi government’s refusal to have the controversial Rafale deal investigated, or to the manner in which it dragged its feet over appointing a Lokpal for five years.

Also read: SC won’t give urgent hearing to Chidambaram’s plea seeking protection from arrest

Here are some politicians the CBI and other investigating agencies have been soft on, despite corruption charges against them.

1. B.S. Yediyurappa: He has become Karnataka’s chief minister again despite being the very image of........

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