Leader of the opposition Ms. Sushma Swaraj today attacked the Government saying that it has been misusing the CBI for the selfish ends of the congress party.
Participating in the debate on the Lok Pal Bill, the BJP leader said that the government has transformed the CBI into the Congress Bachao Institution and is using the investigating agency to take vengeance on political rivals.
Sushma Swaraj said the inclusion of the late YSR name in the FIR registered against Jagan in the alleged illegal wealth case is a clear example of the CBI being used for the selfish gains of the congress party. “The CBI tried to save the real culprits in the cash for vote scam and implicate the BJP senior leader LK Advani in the Hawala scam,” she alleged.
Taking objection for allowing the congress MP Mr Rahul Gandhi to make a speech in the zero hour on Friday, the Opposition leader said that zero hour is meant for raising issues and not for making speeches.
Bats for strong Lok Pal
Speaking on the Lok Pal, Sushma Swaraj urged the Parliament to adopt a strong Lok Pal Bill and also called upon the anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare to give up his fast. “For the last 43 years we have failed to bring in this legislation and Anna’s agitation would have its place in the history,” she said.
Observing that nine times in the past the various governments tried to introduce the Lok Pal Bill without success and we should adopt a strong Lok Pal Bill at least now. “Even our NDA Government also failed to introduce this,” she said, adding that the entire country is watching the Parliament today for its discussion on the Lok Pal Bill. “The day will be a historical one,” she said.