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Removal of Alok Verma shows PM is afraid of him: Rawat

ANI  |  Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] 

Former Uttarakhand of All Committee (AICC) Rawat on Saturday attacked the on removal of from the post of and said that the decision was taken as the is afraid of him.

"I do not want to comment on the process of the court. However, one thing is absolutely clear that the is afraid and in panic and that's why he wanted to remove at any cost," told Rawat to ANI.

"CVC report is a biased report and based on it the has been removed. It must be to protect the stature and credibility of CVC that the nominee allowed it to happen. Instead, the high power committee should have issued a notice in the case," he added.

Speaking further about Amit Shah's statement criticising the grand alliance, Rawat said, "Shah has become famous for giving irresponsible statements. Our alliance is to defend and protect the constitution and the democracy."

Rawat also commented on the newly forged alliance of and Bahujan in and said that for it can be a morale booster to go alone for the polls.

"The alliance is an internal matter of both these parties and it is up to them to take decisions on it. Before elections, a lot of situation will change. For going to polls all alone same as in 2009 can be a big morale booster. In 2009 we have fought the elections alone and have won 20+ seats. The results will get better and history will be repeated because is fed up of these alliances."

Earlier in the day, Senior Congress on had termed the removal of Alok Verma from the post of as 'mistake' and accused the government of "destroying" the investigating the agency.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 06:35 IST