New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday reiterated his “PM of Pakistan” charge against Prime Minister Narendra Modi while accusing him of “capturing” the Anti-Corruption Branch in the last four years.
“Who dreams of capturing Delhi and Kolkata? The prime minister of Pakistan,” said Kejriwal at the mega rally of opposition parties organised by his Aam Aadmi Party at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.
Referring to the controversy over the visit of a number of CBI officials visiting the Kolkata police commissioner’s residence in connection with its probe into chit-fund cases, Kejriwal said sending “40 CBI officers” from Delhi was an attack on the elected government of West Bengal.
“West Bengal is not PM Modi’s heirloom. PM Modi sent CBI to arrest Kolkata police commissioner to send the message among all police officer that they should only fear Modi. I salute Mamataji for chasing the CBI team,” he added.
Earlier this month, an all-out war had broken out between the Centre and the Mamata Banerjee government, with the feisty West Bengal leader staging a three-day-long sit-in protest in Kolkata over the CBI’s attempt to question the Kolkata Police chief in connection with chit fund scams.
Kejriwal further alleged that PM Modi is trying to tear apart the Constitution and destroy democracy.
On a day when the CAG report on the 2015 Rafale fighter deal was tabled in Parliament, Kejriwal said PM Modi should speak the truth on the agreement between India and France because, as prime minister, he is accountable to the nation.
A host of opposition leaders, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah, Nationalist Congress Party’s Sharad Pawar and CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury also spoke during the rally.