"Who Will Investigate CBI?" Akhilesh Yadav's Dig At Government Over Raids | Read

PUBLISHED ON: January 11, 2019 | Duration: 27 min, 45 sec

Hours after CBI chief Alok Verma resigned following his removal from the top post by a panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and a Delhi court asked the agency to investigate its number 2 Rakesh Asthana in a bribery case, former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav quipped "who will investigate the CBI?" "There are so many fights happening within the CBI, so many allegations and counter-allegations... Who will probe the CBI?" the Samajwadi Party chief said amid reports that he will be questioned by the CBI in the sand mining scam.

Here are the highlights of the interview with Akhilesh Yadav:

- The road to Delhi goes through UP.

- BJP took along many parties to come to power.

- That shows us the importance of bringing parties together.

- And if they had not got those 73, it's quite possible they would not have come to power (in 2014).

- The result of it was that the BJP got 73 MPs from Uttar Pradesh.

- Both Samajwadi Party and BSP are with people, they want to work for progress.

- BJP has taught us this: Bring parties together to win elections.

- Any alliance can be successful when people and party workers are fine with it.

- People were tired of the BJP because they fooled everyone.

- I am happy that two parties (SP and BSP) are coming together.

- I have said in the past, even if I have to take two steps back, I am willing to do so for the alliance.

- We have not thought about who will be senior or junior partner.

- More than who gets how many seats, it's more important to defeat the BJP.

- Won't speak on Congress but can give them the two seats they have always held (Amethi and Rae Bareli).

- I cannot say anything about the Congress at this moment.

- Congress party is there, their leaders are there. But cannot say in what form or shape they will be with us.

- The reason I cannot say anything on this is because first we need to resolve the alliance of SP and BSP.

- Both BSP and SP are political parties, natural to have different ideologies and fight against each other.

- But the situation right now is that we have to unite to fight the BJP.

- Even Ram Manohar Lohia used to say that we have to unite to benefit the country.

- Kanshi Ram ji and Netaji (Mulayam) tried to work together too.

- What is the difference between Baba Saheb Ambedkar and Ram Manohar Lohia's ideology?

- What has the BJP given the people of Uttar Pradesh in 2.5 years?

- Have the farm loans been waived? Have they built better roads than us?

- BJP cheated people to get votes.

- People thought demonetization would be in the interest of poor and not in the interest of fat cats.

- It turned out to be the exact opposite.

- BJP also lost in Kairana where they tried to provoke people, incite violence.

- I am ready to face any question, not running anywhere.

- BJP has formed an alliance with the CBI.

- BJP knows how to make organisations work for it (on CBI).

- What I want to know is that there is so much acrimony in the CBI, who will investigate the CBI?

- Since the Congress sent the CBI, we learnt that we have to keep our papers in order.

- At least the BJP is talking of reservation (on quota bill).

- When I was working for the metro, expressway, distributing laptops, they called me backward.

- Reservation is a good thing.

- It has been going on since the 1800s, since the British were there.

- You reserve seats on planes and restaurants for peace of mind.

- What BJP says, it doesn't happen. We have seen so with demonetisation, GST and will do for reservation too.

- I just know that hungry bellies cannot sing holy hymns (when asked will Ram temple benefit the BJP?) We will accept what the Supreme Court decides.

- Who will be PM will be decided much later.

- How can we decide who will be able to be PM?

- How can I say if he (Rahul Gandhi) will be good as PM?

- The grand alliance has sent a message through the country that there is someone who can fight against the BJP.
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