After Alok Verma judgment Rahul Gandhi told about Narendra Modi for Rafale
No one can save Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Rafale investigation and the entire nation will know “without a shadow of doubt” that he has taken Rs 30,000 crore of people’s money and given it to his “friend” Anil Ambani. Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on a day the Supreme Court reinstated CBI Director Alok Verma.
Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, Gandhi said the CBI chief was “ousted” at 1 AM as he was about to begin an investigation into the Rafale jet agreement and Prime Minister Modi and his government cannot run away from a probe into the deal.
“The CBI chief was ousted at 1 am in the night because he was about to begin a probe into the this deal. The CBI chief has been reinstated and we have got some relief. Now let’s see what happens,” he told reporters.
“They cannot run away from Rafale, it is impossible. Modi ji ran away from a debate. He should have discussed with us the about this deal issue, in the people’s court. No one can save them from Rafale, as that is the truth.
Gandhi’s remarks come after the Supreme Court reinstated CBI Director Verma, setting aside the Centre’s decision to divest him of his powers. The court, however, restrained him from taking any major policy decision till the CVC probe into corruption charges against him is over.
Rahul Gandhi had accused Modi of allegedly removing him in an attempt
Shortly after Verma was sent on leave late in October, Gandhi had accused Modi of allegedly removing him in an attempt to stop the officer from investigating the Rafale “scam”.
The party has often pressed the charge against the government since. It had also said that divesting Verma of his statutory powers abruptly — amid a feud with his deputy Rakesh Asthana — was illegal.
The government has rejected the charges and said the two top CBI officers were sent on leave to protect the integrity of the premier investigating agency.
On Tuesday after the Supreme Court judgment, Gandhi said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for 2.5 hours in Lok Sabha on Friday, but did not reply to the questions raised by me. Sitharaman had accused the Congress of spreading “falsehood” on the issue.
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