New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 24: After a scathing attack from all Opposition parties, the Congress specifically has come out with a focused attack on the government. In a bid to surround the government from all quarters, Congress spokesperson Manu Singhvi said, "Reshuffle in CBI is illegal and unconstitutional, says Congress adding, "The prosecuting agency has turned lame duck."Singhvi further said that the Government was experiencing 'Rafale phobia'.
Attack on government from all quarters:Opposition parties on Wednesday slammed the government for CBI Director Alok Verma's removal amid an escalating feud between him and his deputy Rakesh Asthana, with the Congress dubbing it the "last nail" in the agency's independence and the CPI(M) calling it illegal.Adding its voice to the debate, the Aam Aadmi Party asked the reasons for sending the CBI director on leave. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala wondered if Verma was "sacked" for his keenness to probe the "layers of corruption" in the Rafale scam and sought an answer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
" Modi govt buries the 'last nail' into the independence of CBI. Systematic dismantling & denigrating of CBI is now complete. Once a premier investigating agency, PM ensures that CBI's integrity, credibility & reliability is buried & dead," Surjewala said on Twitter.
There was no immediate comment either from the government or the ruling BJP on the allegations levelled by opposition parties."PM Modi has demonstrated the true colour of his infamous 'Modi Made Gujarat Model' by this cloak-and-dagger mugging of CBI. Has the CBI Director been sacked for his keenness to probe the layers of corruption in Rafale Scam? Isn't the rest a shoddy cover-up? Let PM answer!" the Congress leader said.