New Delhi, July 11: Noted activist and Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav has accused the Narendra Modi government of launching a witch hunt against his family to avenge the recent padyatra undertaken by his outfit in Haryana's Rewari district.
Yadav claimed the hospital linked to his sister was raided in Rewari earlier in the day by the Income Tax department sleuths, despite maintaining "clean tax records". He said the raid is a direct fallout of his padyatra which targeted the Centre and state government for not providing the minimum support prices (MSP) to farmers and allowing liquor shops to be set-up unabated.
"About 100+ force from Delhi raided hospitals at 11 am today All doctors (my sisters, brother in law, nephew) detained in their chambers Hospital sealed, including ICU for newly born babies A clear attempt to intimidate. Modiji you can't silence me," he said.
Yadav claimed the raid is intended to intimidate him after his 9-day padyatra in Rewari. Here's what he tweeted:
Modi regime now targets my family.
Two days after my 9 day padyatra in Rewari and launching of agitation for MSP and against liquor thekas, a massive IT raid is on at the hospital cum nursing home of my sisters in Rewari.
Pl search me, my home, why target my family?
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) July 11, 2018
Yadav, an expelled co-founder of the Delhi-ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been at the forefront of various farmers' agitations in different parts of the nation.
In March 2016, he led a 13-day padyatra in Maharashtra demanding waiver of loans for farmers in drought-prone Marathwada and Vidarbha regions. In Haryana, he has been protesting under aegis of Jai Kisan Yatra seeking a 150-per cent increment in MSPs, along with the implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report.