Politics Election Commission 'failed' people of India; silent spectator to BJP's excesses, says P Chidambaram Updated : April 28, 2019 02:49 PM IST The former union finance and home minister also said the plank of nationalism, propagated by the BJP, is a ploy to hide "failures" of the NDA government. The Congress leader said never before in India, certainly not in election period, has the Income Tax department, the CBI, and the Enforcement Directorate were so "blatantly misused". Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.