In a move that could be termed unprecedented, Senior BJP leader, Subramanian Swamy came down heavily on his own party’s government. In a tweet dated 24th October, Swamy accused the Government of protecting those guilty of corruption, most particularly former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram.
Terming the removal of CBI director Alok Verma of CBI director Alok Verma from his position by the government through a midnight order a “massacre,” he expressed apprehension that “the players in the CBI massacre” would suspend Enforcement Directorate joint director Rajeshwar Singh, who is handling the cases related to former finance minister P Chidambaram.
“The players in the CBI massacre are about to suspend ED’s Rajeshwar (Singh) so that he cannot file the chargesheet against PC,” he said.
Expressing his disappointment with the Government move, Swamy said that he would withdraw all the corruption cases that he has filed, and further went on to say that he has no reason to fight the corrupt of his own Government is “hell bent on protecting them.”
“If so I will have no reason to fight the corrupt since my govt is hell bent on protecting them. I shall then withdraw from all the corruption cases I have filed,” Swamy added. Subramanian Swamy had on Tuesday alleged that the CBI infighting were allowed to blow out of proportion in order to give relief to P Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis case of 2G scam.
CBI director Alok Verma and Special director, Rakesh Asthana have been involved in an internal feud for months, with both accusing each other of corruption. However things became public on Monday, when CBI raided its own headquarters at Delhi and arrested a DSP rank officer, Devendra Kumar. Both Asthana and. Kumar have been accused of hatching a conspiracy to frame CBI director, Alok Verma.
This was followed by a midnight order from the government announcing appointment of CBI joint director M Nageshwar Rao as the interim director of the agency. Both Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana were sent on leave pending settlement of the cases.