Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) alleged on Sunday that the Congress-led Union government was conspiring to use the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for not supporting foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail and a bill on quota in promotions.
SP spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury also alleged in a statement that the Bharatiya Janata Party was hand in glove with the Congress against Yadav.
The Centre had adoped a policy to “blackmail” Yadav, Chowdhury alleged.
Even some former CBI directors had admitted there was political pressure on the agency, he said.
Chowdhury said that the party will not change its stand.
The SP had walked out of Parliament during the recent vote on the FDI issue, while it has been opposing a bill that will provide for reservations in government job promotions.
Yadav said on Saturday that his party would review support to the Congress-led government if the quota bill was passed.
First Published: Sun, Dec 16 2012. 09 48 PM IST