Mumbai, Sept. 18 -- The Shiv Sena has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Income-Tax (I-T) department's searches on the properties owned by actor Sonu Sood on Wednesday. The Sena has said that action against the actor was initiated after Sood was appointed as the brand ambassador of Delhi government's "Desh ka mentors" programme.

An editorial in Sena mouthpiece said such "narrow mindedness" will boomerang on the BJP. Party's chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut said the BJP had supported the actor during the first wave of Covid-19 when he had helped migrants reach their hometowns, but when he was made the brand ambassador of Arvind Kejriwal government's programme, I-T action was initiated against him.

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