New Delhi: Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asked the grand old party to not dent the image of premier investigative agency, while adding that the UPA is levelling such charges to defame Hindu organisations, criticising the Congress for accusing Centre for misusing National Investigative Agency (NIA) in connection with 2008 Malegoan blast case where it dropped charges from the head of leaders of saffron wing.
Naidu said that it was the UPA government which used to take advantage of the probe agencies during their regime as Ishrat Jahan case is once such matter where the former home minister P. Chidambarm tweaked the affidavits.
“The UPA regime ministers used to draft FIR’s, they used to directly file the affidavits and monitor them. We have seen that how the Ishrat Jahan case was dealt by the then union home minister P. Chidambaram. He has drafted the affidavit filed it in the first instance counter to that again change it and filed another affidavit,” Naidu said.
“It has been a practice of the UPA government to defame nationalist organisation, to defame Hindu organisation and also use it as a vote bank because Hindus are not united, others are united so divide Hindu and defame Hindutava that has been their policy. NIA is a credible agency it should not be brought under suspicion. I advice the Congress party please don’t try to dent the image of premier investigative agency,” he added.
Naidu further said that under the regime of Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) the ministers have no role what so ever in regard with the functioning of either the NIA, CBI or the ED they all are allowed to function professionally, Independently and objectively.