Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar today accused the BJP of misusing central agencies, citing the repeated raids on the house of former state minister Anil Deshmukh. “Institutions are being misused. Be it CBI, Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax department or the anti-drugs agency Narcotics Control Bureau,” Mr Pawar told reporters.
“Anil Deshmukh’s house has been raided for the fifth time yesterday. I am surprised. What is the need of raiding the same house 5 times? The public also needs to understand this,” said Mr Pawar, referring to the former home minister who stepped down in April after being accused of corruption by former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh.