Legitimate action against corruption not vendetta, says Arun Jaitley amid outrage over IT raids
It is now routine practice to term any action against corruption “political vendetta”, said Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in a Facebook blog post on Wednesday. His comments come amid massive outrage across the country over the recent string of pre-poll raids by the Election Commission and the Income-Tax Department.
“It has become a routine practice to call any action against corruption as political vendetta. Claim of vendetta has never been a legitimate defence in corruption. Those who commit such large acts of corruption have to be judged on the merits of the action itself,” said the Finance Minister.