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Chandy supports Babu, says house raid 'politically motivated'

Chandy supports Babu, says house raid politically motivated

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has come up supporting his colleague and former Excise Minister K. Babu, whose house was raided by the Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Chandy said the efforts to insult and humiliate public figures in the name of baseless allegations are ‘politically motivated’. “Conducting raids based on unauthentic information is somewhat an act of revenge. That is not good. That gives out a wrong message,” he said.

He also said the efforts by the LDF government to trap K M Mani and insult K Babu by conducting raids at his house would backfire.

The senior leader added that the Congress will face the moves of the Left government legally.

Earlier, Babu too had called the raids "political vendetta".

I was totally surprised to know about the charges registered against me regarding my assets, he told the media after the nearly eight-hour raid ended on Saturday.

"This is a political vendetta. I am a person who files income tax and have declared all my assets. If there is anything which they find that I have not listed, it can be taken by the government. I will initiate legal steps against it," Babu said.

Simultaneous raids were also carried out at the houses of two of his close aides in Ernakulam district and also at his two married daughters' houses.

"The FIR against me mentions that I had benami deals with two people whose homes were raided. I have nothing to do with them," said Babu who lost his Tripunithura assembly seat for the first time in the May assembly polls.

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