Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “unleashing the CBI” on the AAP government in a bid to “protect” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is at the centre of a row over alleged financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association.
Defending his principal secretary Rajendra Kumar and demanding Modi’s resignation, Kejriwal said, “CBI says they found Rs 27 lakh in his (Kumar’s) account. This officer gets Rs 2 lakh as salary. This amount is accounted for… Modi ji ka ek suit bana tha Rs 10 lakh ka. Ek chai wale ke paas… aise kaise chai bechte they… Rs 10 lakh ka suit kahan se aaya aur Rs 1 lakh se kam salary hai (Modi wore a Rs 10 lakh suit… He used to be a tea seller… Where did he get a Rs 10 lakh suit when his salary is less than Rs 1 lakh),” Kejriwal said.
“We used to conduct raids and in case it turned out to be a flop event, someone would lose his job. The CBI works directly under the PM… I demand his resignation… PM ordered this raid to protect Jaitley,” he added.