New Delhi : Targeting the political class, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused the BJP and the Congress of misusing the CBI while in power. Read More: Anna to sit on fast at Jantar Mantar today (Agencies)
He also took on Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee for not being vocal about Lokpal like she was on the issue of FDI-in-retail.
"Successive governments have misused the CBI," Kejriwal said while addressing a gathering at Jantar Mantar, the venue of the day-long fast of Anna Hazare.
Kejriwal also criticised the government in the Taj Corridor case, alleging that the CBI had told the Supreme Court at one point that no case was made out against BSP supremo Mayawati.
"In August 2003, the CBI filed a case against Mayawati and in 2005, she was questioned. But in 2007, UP Governor T V Rajeshwar Rao, who was perceived to be a Congress supporter, refused permission for filing an FIR.
"In return, Mayawati supported the Congress and voted in favour of its Presidential candidate Pratibha Patil. In April 2010, the CBI told the Supreme Court that they are closing the case against her. Then she supported the UPA during a cut motion. But in September this year, the CBI said it was going to charge sheet her as they have evidence against her," he said.
Kejriwal also accused the BJP of using the CBI against Jayalalithaa with the support of the DMK.
The Congress High Command, Rahul Gandhi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal and Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi were also targeted by Kejriwal.
Sibal came in for criticism for limiting the number of SMSs to 200 per mobile number and his efforts to monitor inflammatory content in social networking sites, with Kejriwal alleging that these were meant to curb Hazare's campaign.
New Delhi : Targeting the political class, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused the BJP and the Congress of misusing the CBI while in power.
Read More: Anna to sit on fast at Jantar Mantar today