Govt using CBI as Damocles` sword against vulnerable leaders: BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 20:26

New Delhi: With the UPA weathering
the threat of cut-motions by having SP, RJD and BSP on its
side, BJP today accused the Congress-led regime of using CBI
as a "Damocles` sword" against vulnerable opposition leaders,
a charge also levelled by Janata Dal (U).

"Events of the last few days have once again proved that
the UPA and the Congress are misusing CBI as a political
instrument for their own survival," Leader of Opposition in
Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley told reporters.

He accused the government of "systematically" using CBI
in the last six years against its political opponents under a
three-fold strategy.

"UPA has used CBI to whitewash and cover up offences
against Congress and UPA leaders, keep Damocles` sword hanging
on the heads of vulnerable opposition leaders particularly
from BSP, SP and RJD, and harass opposition leaders not
vulnerable to governmental pressure," Jaitley said.

Jaitley alleged UPA government had earlier diluted the
Taj Corridor case against Mayawati in 2007, but when BSP was
supporting the no-confidence motion against the government in
2008, the disproportionate case against her was activated.

"Suddenly in April 2010, a statement is made before the
Supreme Court seeking to dilute the case of disproportionate
assets against Mayawati when her support is required in the
cut-motion in Lok Sabha," Jaitley said.

He maintained that the shadow-boxing between UPA and BSP
stands exposed today.

JD(U) chief also hit out at the government saying it was
using the CBI to rope in parties in its favour on the finance
Bill.

-PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 20:26
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