Dehradun: Ousted Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat, who has been summoned by the CBI in connection with a sting CD that allegedly showed some MLAs being offered bribes, on Thursday accused the Centre of misusing the investigating agency to tamper the floor test.
“If the CBI is being used to tamper the floor test, the people will notice what you are doing. Public is the ultimate master,” Rawat told the media here.
“We will cooperate with this completely. The BJP has started a lot of things, like this CBI summon,” he added.
The CBI summons to Rawat comes just days after the Supreme Court said that he should be allowed to take a trust vote in the state assembly.
The CBI has asked Rawat to appear before it on Monday for questioning in connection with the alleged sting operation which shows the former chief minister negotiating a price with a journalist to buy the support of the legislators.
Rawat recently admitted to having met the journalist, but denied any wrongdoing.
The investigating agency had registered a preliminary enquiry in the matter last week.
The Union Home Ministry had sent a CD of the video to a forensics laboratory in Chandigarh to have it authenticated.