Written by Staff Writer
15 Dec, 2015 | 8:02 pm
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said his office was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday (December 15) on the orders of Narendra Modi, in the latest clash between the feisty local politician and the prime minister.
CBI investigators were searching the office of Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary of the Delhi government, near Kejriwal’s office, the official said. Kumar is under investigation for corruption.
“Modi is a coward and a psychopath,” Kejriwal said on his Twitter page. “When Modi couldn’t handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice.”
A spokesman of Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Ashutosh, said it was a ploy to discredit the government.
“We are ready to provide whichever file they want. The raid smacks of a ploy to destabilise, discredit and finally dismiss an honest government,” said Ashutosh.
The federal government rejected Kejriwal’s allegations, and said it had no role to play in the police investigation.
Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, told parliament in din that the CBI had not raided Kejriwal’s office.
“It is the officer, who has been searched and search is in relation to a case for an alleged offence committed in his capacity before he joined the office of Kejriwal. The raid has nothing to do with Kejriwal’s office or his tenure,” Jaitley said in the upper house.
Kejriwal and Modi’s central government have been involved in a power struggle over the appointment of bureaucrats and the control of police since Kejriwal’s party came to power in the capital earlier this year.
That election victory in New Delhi smashed the aura of invincibility built around Modi in his first major electoral upset since being appointed prime minister.
Kejriwal says Modi has been attempting to sabotage his government to stem his popularity and destroy his chances of breaking the dominance of India’s two national parties.
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