Congress is using CBI: BJP

Panaji, June 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said the closure of a disproportionate assets case against Congress president Sonia Gandhi's former personal secretary Vincent George has proved that the CBI is being used as a political tool.

"The clean chit to Vincent George shows that the CBI is still being used as a political tool by the Congress," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told reporters on the sidelines of the party's national executive meeting here.

The Central bureau of Investigation had earlier this week closed the 12-year-old disproportionate assets case against George, who was also the personal secretary to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Javadekar said the Congress had already used the CBI to give similar "clean chits" to its other leaders like Jagdish Tytleer, Sajjan Kumar and Captain Satish Sharma.

"They know it is their last year in power. So they want to make sure that their leaders involved in such cases escape law," Javadekar said.

Javadekar said the BJP had demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh because of his culpability in the coal scam and attempts made by the prime minister's office and the law ministry to alter the contents of a CBI investigation report into the scandal.

"For this alone the prime minister has lost the moral right to continue to remain in power," Javadekar said while releasing the contents of BJP president Rajnath Singh's inaugural address at the party's national executive meet Saturday.

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