AAP questions Centre over Alok Verma's removal
NEW DELHI: Attacking the Modi government over the removal of CBI Director Alok Verma, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said the "killing of the CBI" confirms that "there are skeletons in the cupboard" of the Prime Minister.
"For the second time in two months, the CBI head is in police custody," AAP leader Manish Sisodia tweeted recalling the harassment faced by the Delhi ministers in the past by the CBI.
Adding to this Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, " "Now, when it has come to light that the Modi government wants to purchase Rafale fighter aircrafts at a very high price – the cost of one fighter aircraft is around Rs 600 crore and they want to purchase it at Rs 1600 crore per aircraft – meaning 36 fighter jets at an extra Rs 36,000 crore to the government exchequer."
He added, "This is what was to be probed by Alok Verma, what was wrong if this had been probed? For this precise reason, the Prime Minister had put all his might in removing Mr Alok Verma as CBI director since last two months. Why? If the Prime Minister had done no wrong, what was the problem in letting the Rafale probe go on?"