Lucknow, April 22 (Inditop) The Congress-led central government is “openly misusing” the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against political opponents, particularly Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alleged Wednesday.
“The threatening comments made by (Congress leader) Digvijay Singh in an election rally amply prove that the CBI is a puppet of the Congress,” BSP general secretary Satish Misra said at a press conference here.
At a rally Monday in Mallwan locality in Hardoi, about 110 km from here, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh reportedly said the centre would “use” the CBI against BSP chief Mayawati if she continued to harass Congress workers.
Misra said: “Digvijay himself has exposed the real face of the Congress party that makes the CBI work on its terms and conditions. It was this CBI that registered a disproportionate assets case against Mayawati merely at the direction of the Congress,” alleged Misra.
The CBI had registered a disproportionate assets case against Mayawati in 2003. “As the case is pending in the Supreme Court, we will now apprise the apex court about the ill-intention of the Congress in connection with the disproportionate assets case,” said Misra.
He demanded the Congress party and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi seek pardon for Digvijay Singh’s comments.
Misra said the CBI clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was another example of the “Congress misusing the CBI”.
“There is great resentment amongst the Sikh community and in the coming days, the Congress will have to face serous results.”
Misra also accused the Election Commission of being biased towards opposition parties, especially the Congress.