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Bail to Jagan exposes UPA’s ‘double standards’: BJP

Alleging misuse of CBI in Jaganmohan Reddy disproportionate asset case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that Congress has maintained double standards in the way it has asked the probe agency to handle cases pertaining to Gujarat while asking it to go soft on Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

BJP said that the bail to Jaganmohan raised several questions as he was kept in custody for 16 months with 10 charge sheets having been filed against him in a staggered manner over an protracted period.

Now, CBI had softened its stand against Jaganmohan and said it has not found enough material against him in seven of those cases, thus facilitating his bail, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman alleged here.

He alleged that the government had adopted double standards and was misusing CBI.

Some cabinet ministers in the Andhra Pradesh government were also named as accused along with Reddy, but none of them, with the exception of M Venkat Ramana, had been arrested, he said.

‘The double standard is clear also in the way in which CBI is instructed to handle cases related to Gujarat. The obsessive pursuit and harassment to please political masters stands out. Why does CBI not handle the Andhra Pradesh ministers similarly, both on disproportionate asset or on encounters?’ Sitharaman said.
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