Prominent personalities and opposition leaders criticised the Income Tax raids and termed the action as an attempt to suppress the voices of those who speak against the government.
Here’s how they responded:
They first employed IT, CBI, ED to conduct raids on vocal & upright political rivals for their character assassinat… https://t.co/ukZBpyvfRN
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) 1614761676000
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, Actor Taapsee Pannu Face Income Tax Raids. BJP’S A team at work to harass, intimidate & silence those who don’t fall in line. India has never seen such malafide use of IT dept, ED, NIA, police etc
Hope the Income Tax department of our country, is saved from bonded slavery status soon. Same wishes for ED and CBI too
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) 1614761363000
Instead of fulfilling the farmers’ legitimate demands, the government is seeking ways to harass and attack farmers and their supporters. The IT raids unleashed on Taapsee Pannu and others “are part of this desperate attempt by the government”, it said, condemning the searches.
Central agencies like the ED, CBI and Income Tax are being used to target those who take an anti-government stand and speak against the policies of the regime. The premises of Anurag Kashyap and Pannu have been raided. Both were raising their voices against the Modi government. This action has been carried out to suppress their voices
This is not new. We have been seeing this as happening often. Those who put forth facts are being pressurised in this way so that they dont speak up
Pannu and Kashyap, both known to be outspoken in their views on a range of issues, are shooting in Pune.
Responding to a question at a press conference in Delhi, Union minister Prakash Javadekar rejected allegations that the raids against Kashyap and Pannu were linked to their comments, which are seen at times critical of the BJP.
“This is too much,” he said to the question. “Probe agencies undertake investigations based on credible information and the matter later goes to courts as well,” he added.