October 24, 2018
Chennai : Leader of opposition and DMK president MK Stalin waded into the CBI fracas alleging the sudden removal of CBI chief was indicative of an undeclared emergency in the country. Commenting on the sudden development and the appointment of Nageswar Rao as the CBI director early Wednesday morning, the DMK president said several complaints were sent against Rao to the CBI director.
There are reports that CBI director Alok Verma wanted to initiate investigations into allegations against him, Stalin said. His appointment is nothing but to ensure that CBI remains the caged parrot of the BJP government, Stalin told media persons.
Stalin was also quick to see a link between removal of Verma and possibility of his probing the Rafale fighter aircraft deal, an allegation that was made by AICC president Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting in poll bound state today.
Stalin joined the opposition chorus on the unfortunate happenings in the CBI by posing a question if the move was initiated to cover up Rafale scam investigations.
Stalin also wondered as to what could happen to a spate of investigations into the Gutkha scam as also the court ordered probe against the Chief Minister Edapaddi Palanisami for allegedly awarding highway contracts to his relatives. The move to send CBI director Alok Verma is raising suspicions, the leader of opposition Stalin said.