Arvind Kejriwal replies to Manohar Parrikar: Make CBI independent and I will join the federal agency


In a war of words over Agusta scam, Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday responded to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s sarcastic advice in ‘affirmation’ saying that he was willing to join the CBI.

Kejriwal said that he was willing to quit the chief minister’s role to join the federal probe agency only if the central government made the CBI ‘independent.’

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He tweeted, “If u make CBI independent, m ready to take up this job. Will send corrupt to jail n get India rid of corruption. (sic)”

The Delhi chief minister was responding to Parrikar’s sarcasm advising the former to join the CBI to investigate the VVIP chopper scam.

Parrikar had said, “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.”

This was after Kejriwal on Saturday slammed the central government for allegedly going slow against the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other leaders in the AgustaWestland scam.

He 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.”

Meanwhile, Kejriwal launched yet another attack on Modi saying that the BJP-led government had no intention to take action against the Gandhi family because they were privy to lot of secrets of the prime minister.


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