New Delhi: The confrontation between Delhi’s ruling AAP and the Centre yesterday intensified with Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal levelling fresh allegations that the CBI has been asked to ‘target’ the opposition and ‘finish those who don’t fall in line’.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. file pic
Kejriwal’s latest salvo came a day after he demanded that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley be sacked from the Cabinet for alleged corruption in DDCA, which he had headed for 14 years (from 1999 to 2013).
Jaitley had rejected the allegations calling it a propaganda technique of Kejriwal to deflect attention when he himself was in the ‘dock’.
Kejriwal yesterday tweeted, “A CBI officer told me yesterday [Thursday] that CBI has been asked to target all opposition parties and finish those who don’t fall in line.”
The AAP chief once again chose the social media platform to level the charges. He had virtually live-tweeted the CBI raid at his Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar’s office in the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday.
Kejriwal had said that Jaitley’s assertion that AAP’s allegations against him are ‘unsubstantiated and non-specific’ could not be treated as ‘gospel truth’ as the charges against him were ‘very, very serious’.
The government yesterday challenged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to reveal the name of his source in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) who had informed him that the agency has been asked to target all those opposed to the NDA regime. Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitender Singh asked Kejriwal to name the CBI officer who gave him this info and accused him of attempting to place another intelligence body over the CBI. — Agencies