CBI row: Rahul Gandhi leads protest march to CBI headquarters
Congress party has started their protest outside Central Bureau of Investigation offices across India demanding the reinstatement of the premier investigative agency's director Alok Verma.
New Delhi: Stepping up their attack against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, the Congress party has started their protest outside Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) offices across India demanding the reinstatement of the premier investigative agency's director Alok Verma.
The party is also demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly destroying the image of the investigative agency.
The Congress has termed the Centre's move to send Verma on leave as a disgraceful attempt to prevent an investigation into the alleged Rafale scam.
In Delhi, Congress leaders Ambika Soni, Anand Sharma, Selja Kumari, former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat among others took part in the protest which is being led by party president Rahul Gandhi.
Scores of protestors raised slogans against the Centre's decision and displayed placards reading, " CBI has stopped all investigation since BJP came to power", "CBI: Closed Bureau Investigation."
The Congress leaders, along with their party workers, are marching from Dayal Singh College on Lodhi Road to the CBI headquarters at JLN marg here.
Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill, who was present at the demonstration, said, "Rafale ke khel se ghabraayi Modi-Shah ki jodi isliye raaton-raat CBI todi. Satyamav Jayate! Loktantra Moditantra ko harayega (Prime Minister Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah were scared of investigation in Rafale deal, so they sent the CBI director on leave. Satyamav Jayate! Democracy will defeat the government of Prime Minister Modi)"
Meanwhile, in Bengaluru, Congress workers wearing masks of Prime Minister Modi hit the streets and raised slogan against the Central Government.
In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Raj Babbar led a protest against the Centre. Similarly, in Bihar the Congress workers took to streets expressing angst over the decision to send Verma on leave. (ANI)