CBI asked to ‘finish’ parties who don’t fall in line, tweets Arvind Kejriwal

DELHI: Escalating his attack on Modi government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday claimed that CBI has been asked to target all opposition parties.


Kejriwal, who has accused the CBI of raiding his office to get hold of a file that ‘traps’ Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, took to micro-blogging site saying, “A CBI officer told me yest that CBI has been asked to target all opp parties n finish those who don’t fall in line.”

Kejriwal retweeted a post that quoted sources as saying, “Team Modi’s new strategy: If (PM Narendra) Modi has weakened after Bihar election results, the opposition has to be further weakened.”

The Delhi Chief Minister’s claim comes a day after he demanded that Jaitley should resign or be “removed” from the Union Cabinet to enable holding of an independent probe into alleged corruption in DDCA.

Earlier, Kejriwal said Jaitley’s assertion that AAP’s allegations against him are “unsubstantiated and non-specific” could not be treated as “gospel truth” as the charges against him were “very, very serious”.

“Can Jaitley ji’s denial in press be taken as gospel truth? Very serious allegations against him. Why is he running away from investigations? If Jaitley ji were let off without investigations on basis of his press denial, then should all coal and 2G accused also be similarly let off?” Kejriwal asked in a series of tweets.

However, hitting back at Kejriwal over the Delhi and District Cricket Association row, Jaitley accused him of spreading “false propaganda”, saying he seems to believe in “untruth and defamation and delivers a language that borders on hysteria”.

The AAP, quoting from reports of Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), DDCA’s internal probe committee and a Delhi Government-appointed inquiry panel, has accused Jaitley of giving “direct and indirect” consent to “massive corruption” in the cricket body.