'CBI is being used, abused and misused by UPA': BJP
New Delhi, Mar 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday charged the Congress-led UPA Government of misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for its political purposes.
BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar, while commenting on the CBI raid at DMK leader M.K. Stalin's residence in Chennai, said the ruling Congress Party is clinging on to power unethically, and added that this their motto.
"The CBI is being used, abused and misused by the UPA for its political purposes," he said.
Poking fun at the ruling party, Javadekar also alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is 'Congress Bureau of Investigation'.
Stalin, whose residence in Chennai was searched by the CBI in connection with alleged illegal import of cars here this morning, termed the latest developments to be a 'political vendetta'.
The raids at Stalin's residence took place two days after the DMK formally withdrew its support to the UPA alliance.
The DMK on Tuesday withdrew its support to the UPA over the issue of alleged human rights violations of Sri Lankan Tamils, and ruled out any reconsideration.
A five-member DMK delegation headed by T.R. Baalu handed over a letter by party supremo M. Karunanidhi to President Pranab Mukherjee at 10.30 p.m. at Rashtrapati Bhavan withdrawing support of its 18 Lok Sabha MPs to the UPA government.
This move of the DMK has made the UPA Government vulnerable despite its assertions of having a parliamentary majority. The ruling coalition will now eye for support from the regional parties, which includes the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party.
With the pullout of the 18 DMK MPs in the Lok Sabha, the strength of the UPA Government declines from 295 to 277 in the Rajya Sabha.