AAP goes all guns blazing at Modi govt over I-T survey at actor Sonu Sood’s premises in Mumbai

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  •  The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) went all guns blazing at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre after Income Tax Department conducted a survey at premises in Mumbai linked to Bollywood actor Sonu Sood on Wednesday.
  • Coming out in Sood’s support, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said there are millions of difficulties on the path of truth, but the truth always wins.
  • “There are millions of difficulties on the path of truth, but the truth always wins. With Sonu Sood ji, there are prayers of lakhs of families of India who got Sonu ji’s support in difficult times,” he tweeted, tagging a news report of the IT department action.
  • Other AAP leaders also came out in Sood’s support while attacked the Union government calling the I-T survey a ‘witch hunt’ against the actor.

    Witchhunt by insecure govt: Raghav Chadha

     

  • This is nothing but a “witch hunt” by an insecure government against a giant philanthropist, said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Raghav Chadha.
  • “This is nothing but a witch hunt by an insecure government against a giant philanthropist considered a ‘messiah’ by millions. His only crime is that he worked for the welfare of the downtrodden when they were orphaned by the state,” Chadha tweeted.

    Crime to help those in difficulty, asks Atishi

     

  • Reacting to the development, AAP MLA Atishi also lashed out at the Centre and asked if it was a crime for him to help those in difficulty.
  • “The ‘survey’ of actor-and-philanthropist @SonuSood by the IT Dept is a clear message by BJP that they will victimise anyone who does good work for the country? Was it a crime for @SonuSood to help migrants during the lockdown? Was it a crime for him to help those in difficulty?” she tweeted.
  • The Delhi government had recently declared Sonu Sood as the brand ambassador of its ‘Desh ka mentors’ programme under which students will be guided in making their career choices.
  •  The actor became a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic when he helped migrant workers to return back to their homes. There is speculation that Sood might also join the AAP.

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