Guwahati: A demonstration was taken out by the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today in front of state CBI head office at Lamphelpat, in protest against the alleged illegal removal of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director and its special director by a midnight order with the sole decision of Prime Minister (PM).
Terming Narendra Modi led BJP Government as dictatorial, state Congress Legislative Party leader, Okram Ibobi, said, “The dictatorial rule of Modi government has made a mockery of the constitution of India. Stating that MPCC strongly condemns the removal of CBI director, Alok Verma and CBI special director, Rakesh Asthana on the sole directive of PM, Ibobi, said, “It is possible that procedure of removal might be right but issuing the order at midnight is unconstitutional.”
Alleging that the Central government took the steps in order to hide the corruptions they made in various streams, He said removal of two officials of CBI is a violation of the constitution. Mentioned may be made that different political parties and media have been alleging the Modi Government on being involved in a huge scam in the consignment of Rafael aircraft and the two official removals is being seen as fear from reviling the truth.
The senior Congress Leader and former CM of the state, Ibobi, claimed that the strategy of the Central government and its dictator rule has made Indian democracy in danger. He further went on saying that Prime Minister does not have the authority for removal and appointment of CBI director but it should be done with the approval of the selection committee. The Central government is targeting premier investigating agencies and the government is trying to replace them with their henchmen.
Manipur All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary, Charles Pyngrope of Meghalaya who attended in the protest demonstration said the transfer of CBI directors was routine procedure but issuing of order by sole decision of Prime Minister in midnight is not in routine. The order smells of some sinister motive of the Central government and it is breaching secular fabric where people have been enjoying since 1947, he added.
Protestors gathered in front of CBI state head office at about 12 noon and demonstrated the protest by holding a banner which read ‘we condemned the removal of CBI chief’ protestors also held placards that read ‘BJP violates the constitution’, ‘lies and fear of BJP becomes higher by the removal of CBI director’.
CWC member, Gaikhangam, MLA K. Joykishan, MLA O. Henery, state NSUI members, and other Congress members participated in the protest.