Hours after Arvind Kejriwal attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioning his courage to take action against Congress leaders in VVIP chopper scam, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar took a dig at the Delhi chief minister asking him to join the CBI.
Parrikar told NDTV, “I would want to know how many cases of corruption cases (has he) cracked as an income tax officer? These are very difficult cases, I don’t want to raise hope(s) but I am sure we will get the money trail.”
Earlier on Saturday, while addressing his suppprters at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, Kejriwal had said, “Our prime minister has not allowed the investigation to move an inch forward. Italian court has named Sonia Gandhi, Ahmad Pate and several other Congress leaders. Narendra Modi ji doesn’t have guts to take action against them.”
Mr Prime Minister, we have elected you to take action not to leave everything at the mercy of the Italian court. Why are you so scared of Sonia Gandhi ji. Amit Shah stands and pleads before Sonia Gandhi Ji. Manohar Parrikar ji pleads before Sonia Gandhi ji. Is that why we have elected you to power?”
Drawing a parallel with how the Delhi police had swiftly acted in alleged crimes involving his legislators, Kejriwal said that Modi was scared of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
He said, “Somnath Bharti had a family dispute with his wife. Who doesn’t have family dispute? But Somnath Bharti was jailed for five days. But, they won’t send Sonia Gandhi to jail. Our Commander Surinder, who saved many lives in 26/11 attacks by risking his life. He was jailed because he stood for a common man. He too was jailed, but Sonia Gandhi won’t be jailed. My office was raided by Narendra Modi and all they could find were four mufflers… It seems Modi ji too has now adopted Rovert Vadra.”