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CPI(M) Slams CBI Raids at Principal Secretary's Office

CPI(M) hit out at Centre over CBI raids at Delhi government Principal Secretary\'s office, terming them as highly condemnable and a new low in Modi Govt\'s encroachment of rights.

Published: 15th December 2015 03:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2015 03:05 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: CPI(M) today hit out at the Centre over CBI raids at the office of Delhi government's Principal Secretary, terming them as "highly condemnable" and a "new low" in the Modi Government's "encroachment" on the rights of non-BJP elected Governments.

The party said it was "unprecedented" that under the pretext of investigating charges against a bureaucrat, the office of a Chief Minister should be sealed and files searched as alleged by Kejriwal.

"The CBI raid on the office of Kejriwal is highly condemnable and smacks of a politically motivated act. It is unprecedented that in the name of investigating the accusations against a bureaucrat, the office of the Chief Minister should be sealed and files searched, as alleged by the Chief Minister," CPI(M) said in a statement.

The Left party questioned why Kejriwal was not consulted before raiding a bureaucrat's office, which is located on the same floor as that of the Chief Minister.

"This raid is a new low in the Modi Government's encroachment on the rights and dignity of non-BJP elected Governments," it charged.

Kejriwal today claimed the CBI has raided his office in central Delhi and launched a no holds barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was resorting to "cowardice".

The Chief Minister, who is involved in a prolonged tussle with the Centre, accused the Modi government of resorting to vendetta politics and came down heavily on the agency for the raids at Players Building.



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