Congress President Rahul Gandhi led a noisy protest march by the Opposition against the government move to strip CBI Director Alok Verma of his power, which he said was an attempt to prevent an investigation into the Rafale deal. "The prime minister can run but he cannot hide from the truth", Gandhi told reporters after courting arrest at the Lodhi Colony police station.
Ghelot said the Congress was staging protests outside CBI offices throughout the country with the demand that Alok Verma be reinstated.
Asserting that people are coming on the streets to show Prime Minister Narendra Modi "the mirror of reality", Gandhi lashed out at the government alleging that Modi "stole" money from the country and can run but not hide from the truth.
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Singh, who recently appeared at a civil and sessions court in Ahmedabad city in connection with a defamation case filed against him by Anil Ambani's firm, Reliance Infrastructure Limited- wrote, "Has Modi given Ajit Doval the contract to cover-up the "biggest ever scam of the country"? Chowkidhar chor hai", he roared. Moreover, the SC not questioning the legality of the decision also means that M. Nageswar Rao, an IPS officer considered close to the Modi government, continues to remain the CBI director in the interim period.
He also claimed that CBI special director Asthana, who also has been asked to go on leave, had obstructed several decisions crucial to the investigation of "highly sensitive cases" including those monitored by the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, the apex court has said former Supreme Court judge A K Patnaik will oversee a CVC inquiry into the allegations against Verma and the report has to be placed before it within two weeks.
Alleging that the prime minister is experiencing "Rafale-o-Phobia", the opposition party said the "demolition of the CBI" was prompted by fears that the director was going to conduct a probe into the fighter jet deal.
Joining Gandhi in the protest, Gehlot said the decision to remove the CBI director was "illegal" and such a decision can only be taken together by the chief justice of India, the leader of the opposition and the prime minister.