BJP on Thursday said CBI searches at DMK leader M.K. Stalin’s residence is an example of the “blatant” misuse of power by the UPA government for its survival and proves that it uses the probe agency to muffle allies who are walking out of the ruling coalition.

“The CBI raids on Mr. Stalin in the imported cars case vindicates BJP’s charges that Congress has been blatantly misusing CBI to survive in government. Today CBI is indeed the Congress Bureau of Investigation,” party spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

He alleged that while there are “endless charges” of corruption against Congress, it is attempting to “muffle” voices of its alliance partners who plan to abandon it.

“This raid on Mr. Stalin, heir apparent to the DMK, is a message to BSP and SP that if they desert the UPA government they are going to meet the same fate,” Mr. Rudy said.

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati are facing cases of disproportionate assets which are investigated by CBI.

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