As per the fresh development, in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy Case, the CBI (Central Bureau Of Investigation) conducted raids at more than 10 places in Delhi-NCR on Friday, including the deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia’s residence. As per the information, the CBI has filed an FIR in relation to alleged anomalies in the creation and execution of the Delhi Excise Policy introduced in November of last year.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena has recommended a CBI investigation in the Excise Policy, 2021–2022, of the Kejriwal government due to alleged rule violations and procedural lapses. Moreover, as claimed by the officials, there were even “deliberate and severe procedural lapses” to give liquor licensees “undue privileges” after the tender.
However, in a series of tweets, Deputy CM Sisodia stated that the CBI is welcome. He claimed that due to the exemplary work by the Delhi government the health and education sector, these people are troubled, that’s why both departments’ ministers are targeted to stop us from doing more work in the health and education sectors. “All these allegations against us are nothing but lies, the truth will be revealed in court,” said Sisodia.
Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, on Twitter, stated, “The day when the biggest newspaper in the US, The New York Times, praised Delhi’s “Shiksha Model” on front page, along with deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s picture, the Central government has sent the CBI at his residence. We welcome the CBI, and would fully cooperate. These things happened earlier too, but they failed to find anything, same will happen this time too.”
Not just the AAP leaders, but even Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal has backed Mr. Sisodia in his tweet.
Now, with the CBI raids at Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s residence, the never ending war of words has once again ignited between the BJP and the opposition, where the BJP has been once again blamed of “misusing” the central agencies to deliberately target the opposition parties.