While the Delhi CM trained guns at the PM, AAP members termed it a ‘black day’ of India’s democracy
New Delhi: It is a black day in independent India’s history and an undeclared Emergency has been imposed, a furious AAP said yesterday following the CBI raid at Delhi Secretariat. In addition, Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘coward and psychopath’, alleging he was behind the action.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing the media after an alleged CBI raid at his office in New Delhi yesterday. Pic/PTI
The AAP challenged the Centre to dig out anything against its government and said the target of CBI raid was Kejriwal and not senior IAS official Rajender Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, whose office and residence were searched.
"When Modi couldn’t handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice. Modi is a coward and psychopath," Kejriwal tweeted, in a scathing attack on Modi.
The AAP also launched a no-holds-barred attack on the Centre with its spokespersons calling it a ‘black day’ in Independent India’s history.
"The Modi government has imposed an undeclared emergency in Delhi. Never ever a Chief Minister’s office has been raided. It is a black day for India's democracy," said AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha.
New Delhi: The BJP yesterday lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Avind Kejriwal for using unparliamentary language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the CBI raided his Principal Secretary Rajender Prasad’s office. "The BJP has taken the decision that it will launch a ‘pol-khol abhiyan’ against the AAP for the next 48 hours and will expose the party on the ground," Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhayay told reporters, adding, "He should be ashamed of the kind of language he is using against the Prime Minister. This is not the language of democracy. The CBI is an independent agency; it is doing its work. The CBI must be having some proofs that is why it has raided on several places."
CBI denies search of Delhi CM’s office
New Delhi: A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson yesterday denied reports about a search being conducted at the office of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "Such reports are completely baseless," said Devpreet Singh. "The CBI emphatically denies having searched the office of the Delhi Chief Minister, she said, adding that "false propaganda should not used to impede the CBI’s investigations." Elucidating further, she said the CBI had registered a case against a senior civil servant of the Government of NCT Delhi and six others on allegations that during the period 2007-14, he along with others abused his official position in awarding contracts from the Delhi Government to a private firm.
Opposition jumps to Kejriwal's support
New Delhi: Opposition parties yesterday rallied behind Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with regard to the alleged CBI raid on his office at the Delhi Secretariat. Both Houses of Parliament witnessed protests by the Opposition members over the CBI raid this morning. "Not that CBI doesn’t have authority, but there is a way to conduct raids. It should be conducted in such a way so that the relation is not strained," Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said. CPI leader D Raja said, "The BJP-led Union Government and Mr Modi should acknowledge that there is an elected government and a CM in Delhi; I think the Union Government is still finding it difficult to acknowledge that reality and act accordingly."