Mamata jumps into support of Kejriwal, says 'sealing CM's office unprecedented'
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that CBI raided his office and described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "a coward and a psychopath".
New Delhi: With CBI raiding the office of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's secretary Rajendra Kumar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she was "shocked" by the raid and sealing of CM's office.
Reacting to the CBI raid the Trinamool Congress chief tweeted: “Sealing of a Chief Minister's office is unprecedented. I am shocked.”
Sealing of a Chief Minister's office is unprecedented. I am shocked @ArvindKejriwal
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 15, 2015
Kejriwal reacted by saying: "Mamata Di, This is undeclared Emergency."
Amid claims and counter-claims, CBI today raided the office of an officer of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a corruption case that led the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief to call Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "coward and psychopath" and intensifying the face-off between AAP and Centre.
The Delhi CM, however, claimed that his office was raided which was denied by the CBI as well as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha where the opposition created an uprorar and forced a couple of adjournments.
A CBI officer said that a case has been registered against Kerjiwal's secretary Rajendra Kumar for alleged abuse of office to favour a particular firm in the last few years in getting tenders from Delhi government departments.
The BJP, meanwhile, hit back at Kejriwal with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar saying the CBI was only probing a complaint of corruption against an officer and maintained it has nothing to do with Kejriwal's office.