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Modi govt carrying out raids against those who are pro-farmers, says Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi used the hashtag 'ModiRaidsProFarmers' with his tweet to take a dig at the govt, a day after Income Tax department raided premises linked to Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap.

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New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi used three popular Hindi idioms on Thursday to hit out at the government and accuse it of carrying out raids against those who are pro-farmers.

A day after income-tax raids on the homes and offices of Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and others, Gandhi used the hashtag ‘ModiRaidsProFarmers’ with his tweet in Hindi to take a dig at the government.

Putting out three popular Hindi idioms Ungliyon pe nachana’, Bheegi billi banna’ and Khisiyani billi khamba neeche’ — Gandhi stated what he believes they mean in the current context.

In his three pronged attack, he alleged that the Central government makes the Income Tax Department dance to its tunes, friendly media gets cowed down before the Centre and the Central government raids those supporting farmers.

The searches against Pannu and Kashyap as well as his partners who launched the now shuttered production house Phantom Films were carried out across 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune. They were part of a tax evasion probe against Phantom Films, officials said.

Pannu and Kashyap, both known to be outspoken in their views on a range of issues, were shooting in Pune and are understood to have been questioned by the tax sleuths as part of the preliminary questioning that takes place during raids.

The raids also covered Reliance Entertainment group CEO Shibhasish Sarkar and some executives of celebrity and talent management companies KWAN and Exceed.

Also read: IT dept raids premises linked to Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap, Reliance Entertainment CEO


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  1. Why bollywood is above law or what? They are like ice cream, remove the make up, you will see haggered lot. They are not good for youngsters with their habits. Legitimacy given to pornography participants as actors, a shame

  2. Rahul Vinci and his mother? Vinci have had their merry days when Puppet Singh was the tuglak PM. Now they are like leaches on local parties to survive. Both out on bail for corruption and what can one expect except corruption from this loot family

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