New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani, saying that the day the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) begins its probe in the Rafale deal, “two names will come out”. Rahul alleged that the Prime Minister removed CBI chief Alok Verma at 2 AM for the same reasons.Also Read - PM Modi Clocks 20 Meetings in His 65-hour Stay in US

Addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh’s Bhillai ahead of the second phase polling in the assembly elections, the Congress President said, “The day CBI probe begins in Rafale deal, two names will come out, Anil Ambani and Narendra Modi. That’s why Modi removed CBI chief at 2AM. The truth will come out eventually and the country will know that Modi gifted Ambani Rs 30,000 crore.” Also Read - Breaking News Highlights Updates Sep 27, 2021: India's Daily COVID Vaccination Crosses One Crore Mark

This is not the first time Rahul Gandhi has attacked PM Modi over the removal of CBI chief Alok Verma. Soon after Verma was divested of his duties following allegations levelled against him by Special Director Rakesh Asthana, the Congress leader had accused PM Modi of removing the CBI chief to stop him from investigating the Rafale deal probe. Also Read - Assam Siblings Write to PM Modi and CM Himanta to 'Take Necessary Action' as Their Adult Teeth Weren't Growing and They Had Trouble Chewing Food

Referring to PM Modi as “Mr 56”, the Congress president alleged that by removing Alok Verma, the PM broke the law when he bypassed Chief Justice of India and Leader of Opposition who were in the panel which selected the CBI chief. Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi wrote: “PM removed the CBI Director to stop him from investigating Rafale. Mr 56 broke the law when he bypassed CJI & LOP. Mr Modi, Rafale is a deadly aircraft with a superb radar. You can run, but you can’t hide from it.”

Rubbishing the allegations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said that the decision to remove Verma was based on the Central Vigilance Commission’s (CVC) recommendations.