Vijayawada: The TD reacted sharply to the ongoing crisis in the nation’s premier investigating agency, the CBI. Finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said that the impasse in the CBI only reflected the inefficient rule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Talking to reporters here on Wednesday, he said that until now, it was unheard of that a CBI director and its special director could level allegations against each other. Mr Ramakrishnudu also said that the Modi government had already degraded institutions like the Enforcement Directorate (ED), CBI and Income Tax. He asked why the union government was hesitating to appoint a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the controversial Rafale deal scam.
TD spokesperson Lanka Dinakar said that Arun Jaitley’s press meet on Wednesday was an eyewash and damaged the integrity of independent institutions already adversely affected under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi regime. The CBI lacks integrity, independence and honesty, and this was proved when there was an attempt to insert the name of TD MP C.M. Ramesh maliciously with fabricated statements through the CBI DSP Devender Kumar who was later suspended from service. Lanka Dinakar also said that the suspicious and unilateral removal of CBI director Alok Verma at midnight revealed that truth and facts were being buried.