Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Friday charged the arrest of former Uttar Pradesh Minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, who is now associated with the party, in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam soon after polling in the State got over shows Congress is misusing CBI to serve its ends.
“BJP has right from the beginning maintained that CBI is no longer an intelligence and investigating agency but is working as the Congress Bureau of Investigation. Kushwaha’s arrest shows that the Congress Headquarters decide when, where and how a person will be arrested,” party spokesperson Jagat Prakash Nadda said.
Mr. Kushwaha, who was Family Welfare Minister in Chief Minister Mayawati’s cabinet and is one of the prime accused in the Rs 5,000-crore NRHM scam, was arrested on Saturday by CBI.
After the arrest, BJP demanded there should be a “top-to- bottom” investigation into the NRHM scam.
“CBI has not taken action against the chief conspirators in this case who are moving around freely. An impartial inquiry should be conducted and action should be taken against those involved in the scam,” Mr. Nadda said.
The party also demanded a thorough investigation into the death of five people related to the NRHM scam.
“Congress is taking action against those who do not suit its politics,” Mr. Nadda said, adding all those named in the scam should be investigated. He also questioned the timing of the arrest.