Piyush Jain who is a Kanpur-based businessman, from whom income tax authorities have made the “biggest ever seizure of cash” in raids, on Tuesday took center stage in UP’s political slugfest with the BJP and the Samajwadi Party referring his case to target each other. While the BJP leaders associated the perfume trader to the Samajwadi Party, former chief minister and opposition leader Akhilesh Yadav alleged that the BJP had invaded one of its own in a case of “mistaken identity.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Kanpur to launch the city Metro, took a masked dig at the SP over the attack of crores of rupees and mockingly said it was the “achievement and reality” of the opposition party.” Boxes crammed with notes have stumbled out. I was guessing they would say that this was also done by us. The people of Kanpur understand business and trading well. Before 2017, the perfume of corruption that they had sprinkled all over Uttar Pradesh is there for everyone to see,” Modi announced at a rally.
However presently, they are sitting with their mouths shut. They are not reaching forward to take fame for the mountain of currency notes seen by the whole country. This is their feat and their reality. The people of Uttar Pradesh are discerning and comprehending everything and hence, they are with those who are working to take the state forward,” the PM stated. Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav was sharp to hit back. He categorically refuted any ties between his party and Piyush Jain and mockingly said the BJP got “its businessman” raided “by mistake”. Meanwhile, Union home minister Amit Shah also ascended a blistering raid on the Samajwadi Party when he explained that ABCD for SP meant -‘ A’ for the parade, ‘B’ for -Bhai-Bhatia’s, ‘C’ for corruption, and ‘D’ for danger.” BJP has wiped off this ABCD. When Piyush Jain was raided, it was Akhilesh Yadav who felt worried. Who does this money belong to?” he asked while expressing his views at a rally in Hardoi.