Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday accused the central government of ‘politically blackmailing’ the opposition parties.

Giving examples of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and ministers of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Mayawati said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is misusing government machinery like the CBI, the Income Tax Department, the Enforcement Directorate, etc.

“The NDA government at the Centre is using various tactics to break the unity of the opposition parties and politically blackmail them. It is also openly misusing government machinery like the CBI, Income Tax Department, ED, etc,” she said in a statement.

“Malicious action against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and ministers of the Rashtriya Janata Dal is solid evidence of this. The leaders and supporters of BJP have been given full freedom to indulge in all types of crime, and no noose is tightening on them. This is a matter of worry for the country and democracy,” she said.

First Published | 12 July 2017 6:45 PM
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