BJP to launch nationwide protest against UPA`s `misuse` of CBI

BJP will launch a nationwide protest on May 12 against the UPA government`s alleged misuse of CBI to blackmail political opponents, its president Nitin Gadkari said today.

Updated: May 06, 2010, 18:10 PM IST

Panaji: BJP will launch a nationwide protest
on May 12 against the UPA government`s alleged misuse of CBI
to blackmail political opponents, its president Nitin Gadkari
said today.

The Opposition parties are "harassed and blackmailed"
through CBI but some parties lack courage to challenge the
Central agency, he told reporters here.

Gadkari charged that the probe agency has been converted
into "Congress Bureau of Investigation" and used as a
political weapon to silence voices against government.

"It has been used as a tool to pressurise vulnerable
Opposition leaders particularly those belonging to BJP, SP
and RJD."

He alleged that CBI has been used to cover up or white
wash offences against Congress and other UPA leaders.
Gadkari claimed that the premier investigating agency is
being misused in Gujarat, which voted the party to power for
three consecutive terms.

"...The UPA government has taken extraordinary interest
to entrust the case of encounter killings in Gujarat to CBI
even after the state filed chargesheets against several senior
police officers," he said.

Bureau Report