Mamata Banerjee calls 'headless' CBI an ally of BJP, accuses them of harassing Opposition parties

Kolkata: Describing the CBI as one of the "allies" of the BJP-led central government, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday alleged that the Centre was using the agency to harass the Opposition parties across the country.

She called the CBI, which was yet to get a new director, "headless" and said it has now become a "spineless BJP"."So political vendetta continues. BJP and its 'allies', comprising multiple government agencies, (are) harassing all allies of Opposition from Kolkata to Delhi and beyond," Banerjee tweeted.

Mamata Banerjee calls headless CBI an ally of BJP, accuses them of harassing Opposition parties

File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

She also doubted whether the saffron party was "scared" and using the agencies in a "desperate" move.

"From Akhilesh Yadav to 'behen' Mayawati ji, nobody is spared. From north to south. From east to west. Political vendetta by BJP. Are they scared? Are they desperate? One headless agency has now become spineless BJP," she added.

The CBI registered a new case against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and others over alleged irregularities in land allocation in Gurgaon in 2009 and carried out searches at 20 locations in Delhi-NCR Friday.

The CBI on Thursday arrested renowned Bengali film producer Shrikant Mohta in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam, sources said. Mohta, considered close to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, allegedly duped Rose Valley of Rs 25 crore.

The CBI is without a full-time director as the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee to decide on the next CBI chief remained inconclusive Thursday.

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Updated Date: Jan 25, 2019 15:24:23 IST

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