New Delhi: Alleging that the government is misusing CBI as a “private militia”, BJP today said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance that his dispensation will take all steps to ensure the agency's legitimacy are “strange and hypocratic”.
Singh said today at a CBI conference on tackling corruption that the government will do all that is necessary to establish the need for the agency and its legitimacy and protect its past and future work.
“This sounds strange and hypocratic especially when Congress uses CBI and such central agencies as private militia. BJP takes objection to such attempts of Congress to subvert the democratic processes and institutions which uphold the constitutional fabric of India,” BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said.
The main opposition charged that CBI is being used as a tool by Congress and the government should ensure its autonomy.