95% of central agency cases under Modi government are against Opposition

Debjit Mukherjee: Out of the total number of key politicians booked, arrested, raided or interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule since 2014, 95% belong to the Opposition compared to 54% in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) era (2004-2014).

An investigation revealed that out of 121 prominent politicians who landed in the ED net during the NDA rule, 115 belonged to the Opposition compared to only 14 out of 26 key political leaders probed by the agency during the UPA era.

In fact, more than 85% of 147 key politicians probed by the agency during the UPA-NDA rule combined in the last 18 years belonged to the Opposition.

An analysis of the ED cases registered against Opposition politicians since 2014 shows that the maximum belonged to Congress (24), TMC (19), NCP (11), Shiv Sena (8), DMK (6), BJD (6), RJD (5), BSP (5), SP (5), TDP (5), AAP (3), INLD (3), YSRCP (3), CPM (2), NC (2), PDP (2), Ind (2), AIADMK (1), MNS (1), SBSP (1) and TRS (1).