Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Sunday termed as “witch-hunting” by finance minister Arun Jaitley the ED summons to his son to avenge his defeat in the Lok Sabha polls.
“Every time he (Jaitley) recalls his defeat, he orders one of his agencies like the Income Tax department or the Enforcement Directorate to issue summons against one or the other of my family members,” Singh said reacting to the ED summons to his son Raninder Singh.
“But let me tell you, political battles are better fought in political battlegrounds and not by subterfuge to avenge a political defeat,” Singh said in a press release and asked “Why are you resorting to witch hunting?”
Singh had defeated Jaitley in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Amritsar.
”Not that it matters to us as we will come clean no matter to what extent they go, but it actually reveals a petty mindset of a petty man who can stoop too low to resort to such petty things,” Amarinder said.
The former Punjab chief minister said earlier the Income Tax department had filed a complaint against his son Raninder in a Ludhiana court.
“They are deliberately doing it at regular intervals to defame us ahead of elections,” he said, adding not only will these complaints fall flat in courts but be rejected by the Punjabis in assembly elections too.
The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Raninder Singh in connection with its probe against him for alleged forex contraventions and holding of untaxed foreign assets.