Jhalawar, Oct 24: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed the CBI director Alok Verma overnight because he raised questions over Rafale deal.
Addressing a public gathering in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar, Gandhi stated “Last night ‘Chowkidar’ removed CBI Director because he was beginning to question on Rafale Scam”.
“The country and the constitution are in danger,” he asserted in poll-bound Rajasthan, hours after the central government sent Verma on leave and transferred over a dozen officers including those probing bribery charges against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
Gandhi also attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party government on social media.
“CBI Chief Alok Verma was collecting documents on the Rafale scam. He was forcibly sent on leave. The Prime Minister’s message is very clear that whoever comes around Rafale — will be removed, wiped out,” Gandhi tweeted.
Targeting Modi government over Farmers issue, the Congress President said “when a farmer owes a debt to banks, he is referred as a ‘defaulter’, but for an industrialist, banks offer help despite debt.
What have the farmers done to deserve this? Why can’t Modi govt waive off their loans?, he asked.