The Shiv Sena , on saturday , said that the Modi Government had set a wrong example while removing the Alok Verma , the CBI Director.
“We are not upset over the removal of Verma but the Modi government has set a wrong precedent by removing him. Verma was not given an opportunity to defend himself,” said an editorial in party mouthpiece, Saamana.
“If the government, based on the CVC report, felt that Verma indulged in corruption, then why was legal action not taken against him? Why was a case not registered against him? If he was corrupt, then why was he appointed to the important post of Director General of Fire Services? There are several such questions and the government needs to answer them,” the editorial added.
“Why should a similar opportunity not be given to the CBI director? Rakesh Asthana who levelled corruption allegations against him was inducted into CBI by the Modi government and Asthana has attempted to make the entire machinery of the CBI the government’s slave,” remarked Sena.
The Sena further said Prime Minister should have involved when the crisis fermented between the two senior officials. But, Asthana had the backing of the PMO. The backing persists even today. Verma was transferred to save Asthana… When the crisis was brewing, Verma or Asthana should have been transferred to a new posting. It allowed the crisis to continue as it wanted to remove Verma,” it added.