Mamata sees BJP’s ‘open vendetta’ behind I-T raids at hospital of Yogendra Yadav's sisters

Accuses saffron party of targeting Missionaries of Charity
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12 Jul 2018

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today condemned the I-T raids at a hospital owned by Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav's sisters at Rewari and alleged that the BJP was using government agencies to silence opposition voices before the general election.

Mamata also held the BJP responsible of "open political vendetta". "2019 elections are coming. #BJP using the agencies to silence Opposition voices and openly doing political vendetta. Strongly condemn the IT raid on @_YogendraYadav Ji's family," Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle this afternoon. The I-T department had on Wednesday raided multiple premises of a hospital group at Rewari in Haryana, which belongs to Yadav's sisters and seized cash of around Rs 22 lakh after it was detected that they had allegedly made cash payments to a Nirav Modi firm for purchasing jewellery.

The chief minister today also accused the BJP of targeting the Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity and maligning it. Mamata's accusation of the BJP followed the arrests of a sister of the religious order and a woman staffer of Nirmal Hriday, a shelter home run by it, in Ranchi last week for allegedly selling a child born to a minor inmate to a couple from Uttar Pradesh. "Mother Teresa herself set up Missionaries of Charity. And now they are also not being spared. Malicious attempts to malign their name. The Sisters are being targeted. #BJP want to spare no one. Highly condemnable.

Let MOC continue to do their work for the poorest of the poor(sic)," she tweeted. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has ordered a probe by the Jharkhand State Child Protection Commission into the alleged selling of a baby by the staff of the shelter home. Police had on Wednesday rescued one more child, also allegedly sold by the Ranchi shelter home, from Jharkhand's Simdega district taking the total number of rescued children to three. "Of the four children allegedly sold (by the shelter home), the third child was rescued today from Simdega. A few people have been detained for questioning in this regard," Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police Anis Gupta earlier said.