AAP leaders accused the NDA government of crushing civil liberties and democratic rights and said PM Modi was sending out a message to officials working with the Chief Minister that they will be targeted.

"This is the darkest day of Indian democracy but bewildered of Delhi n Bihar defeat, @narendramodi can do anything (sic)," party MLA Somnath Bharti tweeted. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that the Centre was controlling the CBI and the raid at Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar's office was meant to send a warning message to officials working with Kejriwal honestly.
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"If Modi ji wants to send a message to officials that if they work along with Kejriwal honestly, they will be targeted then it's a very dangerous message. This will have an opposite effect," he warned.

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Sisodia said action should be taken against guilty, but the same can not be made an excuse to harass officials. "If it is a matter of corruption, you raid office, residence of Kejriwal. Nobody has issues. But if you seal CM office under a pretext, stop people from coming to office, go through files, this shows you are making an excuse," he cited.

Another party leader Ashish Khaitan termed the CBI action as 'undeclared emergency' by the Modi government, which, he alleged, wanted to turn the country into a 'police state'.

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