Samajwadi Party lashes out at Congress for political witch-hunt

February 10th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party has said the Congress is using the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to settle scores with it.
“I am very ashamed to have given support to Congress who can go to this extent to fix their adversaries. Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel was attacked when the talks of seat sharing were going. When we are having talks of seat sharing with them, they have asked for CBI inquiry on us. We are not afraid of CBI,” Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh told reporters here on Monday.
The issue relates to a disproportionate assets case against former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav
In January, the Supreme Court hailed up the CBI for changing its stand on the disproportionate assets case against Yadav.
The CBI’’s plea to withdraw the application was opposed by advocate Vishwanath Chaturvedi, who petitioned the apex court on March 1, 2007 to direct the agency to conduct a preliminary enquiry.
The apex court ordered a CBI enquiry on the alleged accumulation of disproportionate assets by Yadav, his sons — Akhilesh, Prateek — and daughter-in-law Dimple.
Political temperatures are rising in the country, though the Election Commission is still discussing the final election dates. (ANI)

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