Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the fear of CBI investigation could have played a role in making some political parties switch sides at the last moment during voting in Tuesday’s cut motions in the Lok Sabha.
“These are all ‘karishma’ of CBI investigation. Those leaders who have CBI cases against them made last minute u—turns in the cut motion vote,” the former BJP president told newspersons here.
However, he declined to name the parties.
Mr. Singh said since Hemant Soren has already made a statement on his father voting for the UPA while heading a BJP—supported JMM government in Jharkhand, it would not be proper to comment on the issue.
“Our parliamentary board is meeting today because of the fresh development. We will have to wait for the outcome,” he said.
BJP’s Parliamentary Board had on Wednesday decided to withdraw support to the four—month old JMM—led government in Jharkhand.