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BJP To Launch Nationwide Protest Against UPA'S 'Misuse' Of CBI

BJP will launch a nationwide protest on May 12 against the UPA government's alleged misuse of CBI to blackmail political opponents, its president Nitin Gadkari said. The Opposition parties are "harassed and blackmailed" through CBI
PTI May 06, 2010 19:18 IST
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BJP will launch a nationwide protest on May 12 against the UPA government's alleged misuse of CBI to blackmail political opponents, its president Nitin Gadkari said.

The Opposition parties are "harassed and blackmailed" through CBI but some parties lack courage to challenge the Central agency, he told reporters here.

Gadkari charged that the probe agency has been converted into "Congress Bureau of Investigation" and used as a political weapon to silence voices against government.

"It has been used as a tool to pressurise vulnerable Opposition leaders particularly those belonging to BJP, SP and RJD."

He alleged that CBI has been used to cover up or white wash offences against Congress and other UPA leaders.

Gadkari claimed that the premier investigating agency is being misused in Gujarat, which voted the party to power for three consecutive terms.

"...The UPA government has taken extraordinary interest to entrust the case of encounter killings in Gujarat to CBI even after the state filed chargesheets against several senior police officers," he said.PTI