Chavan asked what was it that the Narendra Modi government was so afraid of and said the move to remove Verma from the top post raised several questions.
Verma, a 1979-batch AGMUT-cadre IPS officer, has been removed from the high-profile post on the charges of corruption and dereliction of duty, making him the first chief in the history of the central agency to face such an action, they said.
"Why is the government so afraid of the CBI? What was Verma going to enquire that we was removed by Modi? Was he removed as he was going to probe into the Rafale issue?" asked the former Maharashtra chief minister.
Meanwhile, addressing a public rally at Ramtek in Nagpur district as part of the Congress' Sangharsh Yatra, Chavan hit out at the BJP-led goverment in Maharashtra, calling it "bankrupt".
He said the Devendra Fadnavis government is making announcements without money in its pocket.
Chavan said the BJP is only engaging in political 'jumlas' (rhetoric) whereas the Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan announced farm loan waivers immediately after taking charge last month.
"This government is a bankrupt government and does not have money in its pocket. The only thing they can do is make announcements," said Chavan.
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