BJP on Thursday said that Congress would be "playing with fire" if it uses CBI against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his colleagues and such efforts would boomerang badly on them.
"BJP is warning the Congress party that if it plans to use CBI against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his aides, then the party will be playing with fire and this effort of theirs will boomerang badly on them," MP and former BJP president M Venkaiah Naidu said here.
Naidu claimed that Congress was rattled by the announcement of Modi as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
"With the Modi wave sweeping the country, Congress is finding it hard to counter it and now pinning hopes on the CBI in defaming and framing the Gujarat Chief Minister and his aides," Naidu told a press conference here.
"The Congress party is yet to find an answer to Narendra Modi for which they are playing these dirty tricks," he said.
Naidu alleged "the Congress is notoriously known for misusing agencies like CBI, IB and the ED." "Gujarat Congress General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry, after the CBI filed its chargesheet, said that Narendra Modi's name will also figure in the agency's chargesheet," he said.
"How does Mistry knows that? Did the CBI tell him so or the Congress leadership is advising the CBI to do so?" Naidu asked.