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Was Verma removed to prevent Rafale probe, questions Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 11(UNI) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi on transfer of Alok Verma as CBI chief, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday alleged that PM has put all his might to remove Alok Verma to allegedly prevent him from probing the Rafale scam.
He wondered what was wrong if the Rafale deal was to be probed by Verma.
''Now, when it has come to light that the Modi government wants to purchase Rafale fighter aircrafts at a very high price – the cost of one fighter aircraft is around Rs 600 crore and they want to purchase it at Rs 1600 crore per aircraft – meaning 36 fighter jets at an extra cost of Rs 36,000 crore to the government exchequer.
This is what was to be probed by Mr Alok Verma. What was wrong if this had been probed ?'', a statement by Delhi CM read here.
''For this precise reason, the Prime Minister had put all his might in removing Mr Alok Verma as CBI director since last two months. Why ?'', the statement said .
He further said that had the probe being conducted , everything would have come out crystal clear in front of the country. He said that removing somebody forcibly from his position in this manner was not good for the country and would wreck the entire system.
He alleged that time and again the Delhi Police and CBI were 'unleashed' by the PM Modi led government on him and he was subjected to raids and inquiries, so much so that more than 400 files of Delhi government were illegally seized by the government.
''I was not afraid at all of these raids and so-called probes since I had not indulged in any wrong doing even of a single paisa, even though they tried their level best to implicate me.'', he said.
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New Delhi/The Hague, Feb 18 (UNI) MEA Joint Secretary Deepak Mittal on Monday kept his cool as a diplomat but snubbed Pakistani delegation at the Hague in The Netherlands when he declined the offer of handshake.

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PM to visit Varanasi on Tuesday

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18 Feb 2019 | 11:55 PM

New Delhi, Feb 18 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday where he will unveil several development projects.

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BJP-Sena alliance will be Maharastra's "only choice", says PM Modi

18 Feb 2019 | 11:44 PM

New Delhi, Feb 18 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday welcomed finalisation of seat sharing talks between BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and exuded confidence that the move will strengthen the NDA significantly.

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Indian cooperative movement can guide others: Guarco

18 Feb 2019 | 11:42 PM

New Delhi, Feb 18 (UNI) Indian cooperative movement being the biggest cooperative
movement in the world can guide the growth of the cooperative sector in
other parts of the world, International Cooperative Alliance(ICA) president Ariel Guarco
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Decision to contest together strengthens NDA significantly: PM on BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

18 Feb 2019 | 11:37 PM

New Delhi, Feb 18 (UNI) Expressing his happiness over the alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena for the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the decision to contest together has strengthened the NDA significantly.

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