Congress President Rahul Gandhi has linked the shock removal of CBI Director Alok Verma, second time in last few months, to the alleged corruption in the Rafale deal. Gandhi, who arrived in Dubai for a two-day visit on Thursday, said that Verma’s removal showed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was now ‘prisoner of his own lies.’
He tweeted, “Fear is now rampaging through Mr Modi’s mind. He can’t sleep. He stole 30,000Cr from the IAF and gave it to Anil Ambani. Sacking the CBI Chief
#AlokVerma twice in a row, clearly shows that he is now a prisoner of his own lies.” He ended his tweet with Satyamev Jayate (The truth will prevail.)
Fear is now rampaging through Mr Modi’s mind. He can’t sleep. He stole 30,000Cr from the IAF and gave it to Anil Ambani. Sacking the CBI Chief #AlokVerma twice in a row, clearly shows that he is now a prisoner of his own lies.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 10, 2019
Verma, who was reinstated in his post by the Supreme Court earlier this week, was shunted out of his amidst reports that he was planning to launch a preliminary inquiry into the Rafale deal, where Modi is being accused of corruption to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore. The topic had dominated the just-concluded Winter Session of the parliament. This had led to a war of words between Gandhi and Modi.
The Congress president had accused Modi of hiding a woman defence minister after he did not turn up for the debate on the alleged scam in the Rafale deal. Modi had termed Gandhi’s remarks on ‘woman defence minister’ as an insult to not just ‘a woman minister, but all women of this country.’
Gandhi had then reminded Modi to first respect women in his own family, in a veiled dig at his decision to desert his own wife Jashodaben.