CBI will be BJP's ally: Critics
The BJP government has come in for sharp criticism from several quarters after Thursday's raids on the premises of the Congress moneybag DK Shivakumar's confidants in Karnataka. DK, who was instrumental in averting the BJP from winning the floor test recently, is said to be Modi's big enemy.
The raids has only given weight to the belief that Modi wants to go against his opponents through raids. "CBI/IT dept will be the biggest ally of BJP in run up to 2019. The timing of naming Ajit Singh in FIR is no coincidence. As opposition unity grows more raids will follow. A "loyal" tax officer heading CBDT has just got a one-year extension," said journalist MK Venu.
"Just after results a senior Union Minister directly telephoned DK Shivkumar asking him to break away and support BJP in trust vote in return for money and “protection”. Now they teaching him a lesson," said another commentator.