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Rahul's comment on CBI a confessional statement: BJP

Rahul's comment on CBI a confessional statement: BJP

Author: PTI
Publication: The Hindu
Date: May 5, 2009
URL: http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200905051814.htm

The BJP on Tuesday termed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's comment on the CBI as a "confessional statement" of the ruling party that it was misusing the investigating agency.

"The Congress today said that every government misuses the CBI ... When there were some charges of corruption against the Indira Gandhi Government, she had said the corruption is a global phenomena. Today's statement is in that tradition. In a way this is a confessional statement by the ruling party that they are misusing the CBI," BJP General Secretary Arun Jaitley told reporters here.

Mr. Gandhi had earlier in the day, to a question whether CBI is being misused by ruling regime, said it was a "systematic issue" and it was not a question of one particular agency.

"Every party which is in power could put pressure on institutions. It is a fact," the Congress leader said, adding that every government try to push its people into such agencies .

Mr. Jaitley reiterated that if the NDA is voted to power, it would form a commission that will explore and suggest measures, including legal, and changes to prevent misuse of the CBI.

The saffron party had last week announced the formation of such commission after the red corner notice against Bofors scam accused Ottavio Quattrocchi was withdrawn by the CBI on the opinion of Attorney General.

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