Beneath hearth from its political rivals over the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raids, the Congress in Punjab has launched a marketing campaign on social media stating that your entire state is with Charanjit Singh Channi and blaming the BJP-led Centre for attempting to defame Punjab’s first chief minister from the scheduled caste group.
The ED on Wednesday had stated it seized money amounting to over Rs 10 crore, together with about Rs 8 crore from a relative of Mr Channi, throughout raids performed in reference to an anti-money laundering investigation in opposition to unlawful sand mining operations within the poll-bound state.
It had additionally stated, “incriminating” paperwork associated to “unlawful” sand mining and property transactions, cell phones, gold price greater than Rs 21 lakh and a Rolex watch price Rs 12 lakh have been additionally seized in the course of the searches that ended on Wednesday.
The Punjab Congress has come out with a social media marketing campaign ‘PunjabChanniDeNaalHai’ and has posted video clips of a number of individuals popping out in assist of Chief Minister Mr Channi on its Fb web page.
Mr Channi was appointed because the chief minister of Punjab final September after the Congress made Amarinder Singh resign from the submit.
Opposition events in Punjab have requested the Congress to elucidate the cash recovered from the premises of Mr Channi’s nephew in the course of the ED raids, with BJP’s state unit dubbing the ruling get together as ‘GhotalebajCongress‘ and ‘CongressChor‘.
Beneath the Punjab Congress social media marketing campaign, get together MLA Barindermeet Singh Pahra could possibly be heard in a video lashing out on the BJP and accusing it of attempting to defame Mr Channi below a “well-planned conspiracy.” He alleged that the Centre was misusing the ED in opposition to its political opponents.
An individual from Sri Hargobindpur whereas criticising the Centre for the ED raids claimed that whole Punjab was with Mr Channi.
A number of such movies supporting Mr Channi have been uploaded on the Fb web page of the Punjab Congress.
The Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) has been attacking Mr Channi ever for the reason that ED carried out the raids.
AAP nationwide convener Arvind Kejriwal had on Wednesday stated Mr Channi shouldn’t be a standard man however a “dishonest man” as he sought to nook the Congress chief over the raids.
Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma on Thursday had stated that the restoration of crores of rupees from Mr Channi’s nephew’s premises has “busted his (chief minister’s) false picture of a humble widespread man.”
Former Union minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal chief Harsimrat Kaur Badal had on Thursday stated that Mr Channi’s members of the family had “minted crore of rupees by way of unlawful sand mining throughout his 111-day stint because the Chief Minister”.
Mr Channi on Wednesday had accused the BJP-led central authorities of hatching a conspiracy to lure him within the case through which raids have been performed by the ED.
The Congress on Thursday had complained to the Election Fee of India (ECI), searching for stern motion in opposition to the ED officers for finishing up “unlawful and malafide” raids to defame Mr Channi and the incumbent state authorities.
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