Government had no role in CBI action against Stalin: Manmohan
New Delhi: As a political controversy broke out over CBI action against DMK leader MK Stalin, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today distanced the Government from it, saying it had “no role” in the development and was “upset” over it.
“We are all upset at these events. The Government had no role in this that I am sure of. We will find out the details. This should not have happened. The timing of the raid is most unfortunate,” Singh told reporters here. The Prime Minister’s remarks came even as the searches carried out just two days after DMK pulled out of UPA, triggered a political controversy over its timing with even top central ministers strongly disapproving of the action.
Congress ministers in UPA including P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal and Kamal Nath strongly disapproved of the CBI searches, as the Centre distanced itself from the action, saying it was not aware of it. DMK, which pulled out of UPA on Tuesday and withdrew its ministers, said the action was a “political vendetta” amid reports that the agency concluded its searches after the uproar broke out.
Searches were carried out at 19 places across Tamil Nadu, including at Stalin’s residence in Chennai, this morning in a case of alleged tax evasion of imported cars.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
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Date 23-02-14 1:43
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Date 12-09-14 5:13
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