Swiss transfer linked to I-T raids on Bishnoi’s belongings

Sushil Manav

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 9

The Swiss Government’s public discover for sharing of particulars with India about Swiss financial institution accounts and different monetary belongings of Kuldeep Bishnoi and his spouse Renuka is linked to the revenue raids in July final yr on the premises linked with the Congress chief.

Soon after the raids that have been performed at 13 premises in Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had revealed that the I-T investigations had “successfully lifted the mask and has detected undisclosed foreign assets of the said persons of more than Rs 200 crore, apart from domestic tax evasion of more than Rs 30 crore which may, inter alia, lead to severe criminal consequences under the Black Money Act, 2015, apart from action under the Income Tax Act, 1961.”

The I-T raids had come shut on the heels of the Lok Sabha ballot final yr during which Bishnoi’s son Bhavya Bishnoi was pitched in a high-profile electoral battle towards Brijendra Singh of the BJP and Dushyant Chautala of the JJP. The BJP finally received that election by a snug margin whereas Bhavya Bishnoi had completed third after Dushyant.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha ballot, Bishnoi’s Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) had contested the ballot in alliance with the BJP.

However, Bishnoi, who contested from Hisar, misplaced the election to Dushyant of the INLD at the moment. The HJC’s different candidate, Sushil Indora, too, misplaced to Charanjit Singh Rori of the INLD.

Losing each seats regardless of a robust wave in favour of Narendra Modi had value Bishnoi dearly because the BJP severed its electoral ties with the HJC earlier than the Assembly ballot held in October 2014.

In the Assembly ballot, despite the fact that all different candidates, together with his elder brother Chander Mohan (Nalwa Assembly seat), misplaced the election, Bishnoi managed to win from his conventional Adampur seat and his spouse was elected from Hansi.

Three years after the 2014 Assembly ballot, Bishnoi had introduced the merger of his HJC with the Congress.

Bishnoi is the youthful son of former Congress strongman Bhajan Lal who remained Chief Minister of the state from 1979 to 1986 after which once more from 1991 to 1996.

Bhajan Lal was state Congress chief when Haryana went to the Assembly polls in February 2005 and was a formidable candidate for the publish of the Chief Minister once more.

However, the central management of the Congress chosen Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the coveted publish.

Though Bhajan Lal’s elder son Chander Mohan was Deputy CM, Bishnoi by no means reconciled with Hooda and went on to kind his personal political occasion HJC on December 2, 2007.

Rs 200 cr undisclosed international belongings

  • Kuldeep Bishnoi was the CM face for the HJC-BJP alliance from 2011 until 2014 Lok Sabha ballot
  • The two events severed ties in August 2014 after Bishnoi’s HJC didn’t win any of the 2 seats given to him
  • Bishnoi’s son Bhavya contested towards BJP’s Brijender Singh and JJP’s Dushyant Chautala in 2019 Lok Sabha ballot
  • In July 2019, raids on 13 premises linked with Bishnoi; undisclosed international belongings value Rs 200 crore detected

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