The CBI Casebook: A surge in share of Opposition leaders in agency net

Under the BJP-led NDA-II’s eight years in power so far, even as the Opposition’s political footprint has shrunk, at least 124 prominent leaders have faced CBI probes and as many as 118 of them are from the Opposition — that’s 95 per cent.

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HomeExpress InvestigationsFrom 60% in UPA to 95% in NDA: A surge in share of Opposition leaders in CBI net


From 60% in UPA to 95% in NDA: A surge in share of Opposition leaders in CBI net

Under the BJP-led NDA-II’s eight years in power so far, even as the Opposition’s political footprint has shrunk, at least 124 prominent leaders have faced CBI probes and as many as 118 of them are from the Opposition — that’s 95 per cent.











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New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2022 8:08:12 am



































TMC tops with 30; Cong, RJD, BJD next; trend merely a coincidence: CBI officialFrom the “Congress Bureau of Investigation” and a “caged parrot” to a part of the BJP’s “jamai” (son-in-law) trinity (the other two being Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate) — the Central Bureau of Investigation, the country’s premier anti-corruption agency, has acquired many an epithet for its reputation of acting at the behest of who pulls its political strings at the Centre.

No wonder then that in the past 18 years, spanning the governments of rivals Congress and BJP, of the close to 200 key politicians the CBI has booked, arrested, raided or questioned, over 80 per cent have been from the ranks of the Opposition. A trend that’s got sharply more pronounced since the NDA took charge in 2014 — reveals an investigation by The Indian Express of court records, official documents, agency statements and reports.

Under the Congress-led UPA’s 10 years at the helm (2004-2014), at least 72 political leaders came under the CBI scanner and 43 of them (60 per cent) were from the Opposition. Under the BJP-led NDA-II’s eight years in power so far, even as the Opposition’s political footprint has shrunk, at least 124 prominent leaders have faced CBI probes and as many as 118 of them are from the Opposition — that’s 95 per cent.

And just as in the UPA, when a leader switches sides, the CBI case against him is relegated to the backburner.

The entire list of 72 from the UPA and 124 leaders from the NDA in the CBI net has been compiled and published on indianexpress.com. Leaders have been listed under the political parties to which they belonged, along with the posts they held, when the CBI initiated action against them.

https://indianexpress.com/article/express-exclusive/from-60-per-cent-in-upa-to-95-per-cent-in-nda-a-surge-in-share-of-opposition-leaders-in-cbi-net-express-investigation-8160912/


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