Modi, Shah falsely implicated by probe agencies, says Jaitley
press trust of india
New Delhi, 1 October
Government has been misusing investigating agencies like CBI, IB and NIA to settle scores with BJP and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as it has realised that it cannot fight them politically, BJP leader Arun Jaitley has alleged in a letter to Prime Minister.
In the 15-page letter
to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Leader of
the Opposition in Rajya Sabha has said the Congress is targeting Mr Modi and his former Home Minister Amit Shah for the past few years.
“The Congress strategy in the face if its depleting popularity is clear. The Congress cannot fight the BJP and Mr Modi politically. Defeat stares them in the face. By misusing investigating agencies they have so far tried various methods of falsely implicating Mr Modi and his former Home Minister Amit Shah,” Mr Jaitley said in his letter.
Mr Jaitley had written the letter on 27 September but the BJP was silent about it as the Prime Minister was on a visit to the USA.
Prominent “examples” of misuse of probe agencies by the government that have been cited by Mr Jaitley include the three encounter cases of Sohrabuddin, Tulsi Prajapati and Ishrat Jahan. He also states in his letter that former Home Minister of Rajasthan Gulab Chand Kataria was arrested in the Prajapati encounter case due to the role of the investigating agencies.
Similarly, former Rajasthan PWD Minister Rajinder Rathore was named in alleged fake encounter of local mafia Dara Singh.
Referring to the Sohrabuddin encounter case in his letter, Mr Jaitley said: “The probable
purpose of the CBI in
this case was to try and implicate the political establishment of Gujarat, setting aside the pretence of federal character of India&’s governance. The CBI targeted Amit Shah with the ultimate desire of implicating Modi.”
He claimed Mr Shah was arrested by CBI though there was no prosecutable evidence against him.
Mr Jaitley said Prajapati encounter case was built up by the CBI as an extension to the Sohrabudin case and Mr Shah was implicated merely on the grounds that he was in regular touch with an IPS office who was later made an accused in the case.
Meanwhile, rejecting
Mr Jaitley&’s allegation, the Congress today asked whether BJP was “scared” and “worried” that some of the things done by its chief ministers will come home to roost.
“They are probably feeling the heat. Somewhere down the line, they may be feeling that various things done by some of their members, especially what some of their chief ministers have done, may come home to roost.
Congress taunts Modi over silence: The Congress today taunted Narendra Modi over his “silence”
on the conviction of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam case, claiming the Gujarat
chief minister is “not happy” since the order “suits” Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
“Despite his four tweets of yesterday, Narendra Modi&’s silence on Lalu Yadav&’s conviction shows he isn’t happy because it suits Nitish Kumar,” party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed commented on
Twitter.