CBI playing bartender's role in Samajwadi Party-Congress cocktail: BJP
New Delhi, Mar. 31: Reacting to media reports of a political partnership emerging between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad sarcastically attributed it to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“The Samajwadi Party after becoming the major propellant of the Third Front is now having a cocktail with the Congress because the CBI is the bartender,” said Prasad, suggesting that the latter has roped in the CBI to put the lid on cases filed against Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.
In this context, it maybe recalled that the CBI is yet to proceed against Yadav on a disproportionate assets case registered nearly two years ago. It approached the Supreme Court this month, seeking a directive from it on whether to proceed against Yadav. The apex court had issued two orders – in May and October
2007 – asking the UPA Government and the CBI as to why no action was being taken against Yadav.
Reports of the imminent emergence of a Third Front were also described as “illusionary and a comical political theatre” at its best.
“The Left after enjoying power without responsibility for four years along with the UPA is now probing the possibility of the Third Front in case the government does not resolve the issues raised by them,” Prasad claimed.
“The politics of the country has become bipolar now, wherein the BJP and the Congress are the principal parties leading their respective allies,” he concluded. (ANI)