Chandrababu Naidu
Chandrababu Naidu

Institutions being destroyed for political interest: Andhra CM on CBI row

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2018 19:14 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 27 (ANI): Reacting on the recent controversy surrounding the developments in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that institutions are being destroyed for political interests.
“For any position like CBI Director, it is a two-year term that too selected by Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and the Chief Justice of India or his nominee. How can you create forward centers within CBI? Institutions are being destroyed for personal gain and political interest,” he told ANI.
The Chief Minister had previously opined that CBI Director Alok Verma was removed to cover up investigation being done in the Rafale scam. "This development clearly establishes the Modi government's link to the Rafale scam," he added.
Naidu had also claimed that institutions meant for protecting the citizens had been made powerless.
"An unfortunate scenario in the country where a deemed premier agency like CBI's integrity & sanctity is in question. Institutions meant for protecting the citizens have been made powerless. How will people trust their govt if one after the other such incidents keep coming forth?" he had tweeted.
Addressing a press conference earlier today, Naidu, while speaking on the attack on YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, said: “Opposition leader (Jagan Mohan Reddy) came at Visakhapatnam airport. Some person attacked him with a knife. The airport is under the Central Industrial Security Force. After some time, they handed over that fellow and our people took him into custody. But BJP accused TDP government.”
YSRCP, in response, issued a statement saying that instead of strongly condemning the incident and acting on the basis of facts, the Andhra Pradesh government has spewed lies and misguided people based on a "premature investigation.” (ANI)