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 cudn’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 AAP government has been locked in a running feud with the Centre over the control of important functions like law and order, police and land.
Union Parliamentary Minister Venkaiah Naidu said:
* It has become fashion for Delhi CM to quarrel with Central government & to take PM’s name for everything.
* CBI do not function under government. Gone are days of Congress when CBI used to be misused.
* Today CBI is an independent organisation, government do not interfere at all. How can you criticise GoI & PM? PM has nothing to do with this.
“Modi is trying to stop honest politics by scaring (us) with CBI raids. People are with truth, they will not let him succeed,” Sisodia tweeted.
He said that the Prime Minister Modi-led Government was trying to instil fear among officers working under Delhi Government
“A Chief Minister’s office has been raided, the files Chief Minister’s office are being looked into. Let Modi ji tell which files he wants to look into. They are trying to instil fear in the officers working under Delhi government,” Sisodia told reporters.
He also accused the BJP-led Central Government of indulging in vendetta politics.
Refuting Kejriwal’s allegation on raid, the CBI said that his secretary’s office had been searched with a clear warrant, and not the office of the Chief Minister.
However, Kejriwal accused them of ‘lying’ and asserted that the CBI was looking at the files in the Chief Minister’s office.
Meanwhile, the government slammed Kejriwal of accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the raid on his office and said that it has become a ?fashion? for the Delhi Chief Minister to bicker with the Centre and blame them for everything.