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HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

CBI freezes into silence on action against PM: Modi

PTI  Udaipur, October 26, 2013
First Published: 20:54 IST(26/10/2013) | Last Updated: 20:57 IST(26/10/2013)

Narendra Modi on Saturday accused CBI of inaction in the coal block allocation case in which former a coal secretary has sought to drag in the Prime Minister, saying it has been stunned into silence as if it has seen a snake.

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Accusing the Centre of misusing CBI for political benefits, he said on had even a single allegation cropped up against him or other BJP leaders, the CBI would have put them behind bars within a minute, but has not done so in the case of the PM.

"I want to ask those who are playing games day and night to save the Delhi government. Allegations have been levelled against the PMO. A senior official has directly made allegations against the Prime Minister in the Coal scam.

"Had such allegations been levelled against Vasundhara, Narendra Modi, Shivraj Singh or Raman Singh, the CBI would have put us behind bars within minutes. But CBI is frozen as if it has seen a snake," Modi said.

The BJP's prime ministerial candidate warned the Centre that it had only six months left before elections and it would expose all the "misdeeds" of the present regime in the 200 days left ahead of polls.

Modi once again targeted Rahul Gandhi, addressing him as "Shehzada" (prince) and attacked him for giving lessons on secularism, claiming that his remarks on Muzaffarnagar riot victims being approached by Pakistani agencies came from his talk with a police officer seeking a Congress ticket from Rajasthan.

Taking jibes at Gandhi, the Gujarat chief minister said no one, including the Congress leaders, understood what the "Shehzada" said during his visit to the town. He attacked the Ashok Gehlot government, alleging that 25 big communal clashes had taken place during its regime.

He accused the CBI of misusing it for political benefits and to target political opponents by "muzzling their voice, scaring them, suppressing them and putting them behind bars".

Modi said the government was unable to control the spiralling onion prices and blamed the Congress-ruled states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, where most onions were grown, for the rise in prices of the vegetable.


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