BJP stages demo before parliament over misuse of CBI by Centre

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New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday staged a protest before Parliament charging Union Government with misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

It said the UPA Government was using the CBI in cases of disproportionate assets against several politicians.

The demonstration was staged in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue inside the Parliament complexes.

Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj alleged that the CBI is being used to target opposition parties.

"We were observing for many days that the CBI was working as an agent for the ruling party instead of being a just and independent body. It worked to defend the people of the ruling party and attack the people of the opposition parties," Swaraj said.

"It was deliberately harassing some parties to please the ruling party. The biggest example of this was seen when cut motion was brought up in Parliament. So to protest against the conspiracy of the CBI against the opposition parties, we have staged the demonstration today, " she added.

Leaders of the National Democratic Alliance and its members of both Houses of Parliament took part in the protest.

Earlier in the week, the BJP had accused the CBI of acting at the behest of the Central Government in the Gujarat's Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

The party also accused that the UPA Government was using the CBI to give a bad name to the democratically elected Narendra Modi Government of Gujarat.

The BJP had earlier alleged that government had misused the CBI to speed up or slow down disproportionate assets cases against Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati. The three parties voted with the government in the recent cut motions moved by the BJP and Left parties. (ANI)

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