In protest against CBI-fiasco, RaGa leads Opposition march against Centre
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday spearheaded the protest against Centre's move of sending two top officials of CBI on leave. Outside the CBI headquarters in New Delhi, Congress displayed its outreach as hundreds joined its President in attacking the BJP at Centre. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Congress was taking up non-issues and asked everyone to wait for investigation report.
Congress was joined by leaders of Trinamool Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, CPI(M) in the protest. The protesters covered a distance of 4.2 km from Dayal Singh College at Central Delhi's Lodhi Road to CBI headquarters. The prominent leaders who walked with RaGa were Ahmed Patel, Veerappa Moily, Motilal Vohra, Kumari Selja, Ambika Soni, PC Chacko, D Raja, Sharad Yadav, and Ashok Gehlot.
Adding a bit of sarcasm to the protest, a daily wage laborer, Hari Ram, was put in a cage and presented to Rahul Gandhi. "It symbolizes CBI, which is a 'caged parrot'," the party said. In Delhi, some of the protesters were detained by police. Similar protests were held in Chandigarh, where police sprayed water on protesters.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court ordered CVC to wrap up investigation within two weeks. The top court was hearing a petition filed by CBI Director Alok Verma against the forced leave. The probe will be supervised by a sitting Supreme Court judge. CJI Ranjan Gogoi headed bench also ruled that acting chief M Nageswar Rao will not take any policy decisions in the agency.
The current CBI controversy is an extremely positive development. Government has no interest for or against any individual. Govt is interested in maintaining professionalism, image constitutional integrity of #CBI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley pic.twitter.com/no5OWyDrNN— ANI (@ANI) October 26, 2018