Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday claimed the CBI has raided his office in central Delhi and launched a no holds barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was resorting to “cowardice”.
The Chief Minister, who is involved in a prolonged tussle with the Centre, accused the Modi government of resorting to vendetta politics and came down heavily on the agency for the raids at Players Building.
“CBI raids my office,” Kejriwal tweeted. “When Modi couldn’t handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice. Modi is a coward and psychopath,” he said in another tweet expressing his anguish over the raids.
The BJP on Tuesday reacted strongly to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “coward”, asking the Aam Aadmi Party leader to apologize for the statement. “Arvind Kejriwal should apologize to the Prime Minister for using words like ‘coward’. It is totally uncalled for, unwarranted and shameful,” Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said as a number of BJP leaders slammed the remarks.
Prasad also hit back at the Delhi CM for not paying due diligence while appointing his principal secretary.
“Allegations against Rajendra Kumar are very serious. Should we presume that you did not undertake any due diligence while appointing your secretary,” Prasad said. “Unfortunately, a textbook case of corruption is being given political colour,” he said.Prasad said that the CBI has verified charges of corruption against Rajendra Kumar and filed an FIR.The CBI raid was done after a search warrant was issued by the competent court, he said.
“According to law, there is no need for the CBI to seek permission before carrying out raid,” he added.