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If PM did no wrong, why fear Rafale probe: Kejriwal

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Friday said that was removed as the as he was going to probe the jet deal with

"If the had done no wrong, what was the problem in letting the probe go on?" the (AAP) leader said in a statement.

"Had the probe been conducted, everything would have become crystal clear to the country. What was the fear? Using such might and removing somebody forcibly from his position is not good for the country. It will wreck the entire system," he said.

Kejriwal pointed out how the had unleashed the and on him and the so many times during the last four years.

"I was subjected to raids and inquiries, so much so that more than 400 files of were illegally seized by the I was not afraid at all these raids and so-called probes since I had not indulged in any wrongdoing even of a single paisa, even though they tried their level best to implicate me," Kejriwal said.

The added that Verma was set to probe the deal after it came to light that "the wants to purchase Rafale fighter at a very high price - the cost of one fighter is around Rs 600 crore and they want to purchase it at Rs 1,600 crore per - meaning 36 fighter jets at an extra Rs 36,000 crore to the government exchequer".



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 19:48 IST