The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:



The CBI raid on the office of the Chief Minister of Delhi is highly condemnable and smacks of a politically motivated act. It is unprecedented that in the name of investigating the accusations against a bureaucrat, the office of the Chief Minister should be sealed and files searched, as alleged by the Chief Minister.



In any case, if indeed the CBI was targeting a bureaucrat whose office was on the same floor as the CM’s, as claimed by the CBI, why was the Chief Minister not consulted? This raid is a new low in the Modi Government’s encroachment on the rights and dignity of non BJP elected Governments.