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Last Update: April 15, 2023, 15:18 IST
Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Saturday hit out at the BJP over the CBI summoning Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that the ruling party wanted to establish an “opposition-free India” and tried to “malign” the leaders who stood up. Still working. against him.
Sibal urged all opposition parties to speak in one voice against this “misuse” of investigative agencies and said that unless all such parties stand together, it will be difficult to take on the BJP.
“They (BJP) want opposition-free India and are targeting all opposition leaders. We have seen how they have targeted opposition chief ministers of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and other leaders.”
Sibal also alleged that the BJP has misused the provisions of the Tenth Schedule to topple elected governments.
He alleged that the BJP wanted to tarnish the image of opposition leaders and was “misusing” the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate for this.
That’s why the ruling party knows in advance how many seats it will get.
Sibal said he had predicted action against Kejriwal as he was taking aim at the government and it was being targeted by other opposition leaders.
The CBI on Friday summoned Kejriwal to appear on April 16 in the excise policy scam case in which his former deputy Manish Sisodia was arrested last month.
Reacting to the development, Sibal said on Twitter, “CBI summons Kejriwal, BJP says: Law for sure. My opinion: harassment is on the way!” Sibal, a Union minister during UPA 1 and 2, quit the Congress in May last year and was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an independent member with the support of the Samajwadi Party.
He recently launched the non-electoral platform ‘Insaaf’ with the aim of fighting injustice.
As per the notice issued by the CBI, Kejriwal has been called to appear at the agency’s headquarters at 11 am on Sunday to answer the questions of the probe team as a witness in the case, officials said.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) called it a conspiracy and confirmed that Kejriwal would appear before the agency on Sunday.
The BJP stepped up its attack on AAP convenor Kejriwal, accusing him of masterminding the alleged liquor policy scam, as the CBI summoned him for questioning.
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