Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh has dismissed as ‘mala fide’ and politically motivated the I-T department’s prosecution complaint against him in an alleged foreign assets case.
Reacting to reports that the I-T department had filed a prosecution complaint against him in a foreign assets case, Amarinder said the cowardly act, engineered by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley out of sheer political vendetta, would not stand in the court of law.
Now that the matter is in the court, the true colours and instructions of political vendetta by Jaitley will be exposed, said Amarinder, adding that he will urge the court to summon the finance minister and other senior officials of the I-T department to expose all those who were part of the conspiracy. “I have known about this conspiracy for the past two years and was waiting for this opportunity to get all these people on the stand,” he said.
Amarinder said Jaitley’s reaction, which had come in response to his challenge to fight the Amritsar Lok Sabha byelection, was predictable. “It was during the 2014 Lok Sabha election, which Jaitley had lost by a huge margin from Amritsar, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had first raise the bogey of my foreign assets case,” said Amarinder, pointing out that the issue had not helped save Jaitley from a humiliating defeat.
He pointed out that even the enforcement directorate and the IT department, acting at the behest of Jaitley, had failed to dig out any proof against him or his family members in the past two years.