Arvind Kejriwal On Raid At Deputy Manish Sisodia House: "We Welcome CBI"

Arvind Kejriwal On Raid At Deputy Manish Sisodia House: "We Welcome CBI"

Reacting to CBI raids on his deputy Manish Sisodia over Delhi’s now-withdrawn policy on liquor sale, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the action is “welcome” and “we will cooperate fully”, but added that “nothing will come out”. Raids were conducted at 21 locations across seven states, or UTs. They also targeted Mr Sisodia’s residence in Delhi. 

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, in his tweet, sought to underline Mr Sisodia’s work to improve schools, mentioning that the CBI raids come on “a day when the Delhi education model was praised and Manish Sisodia’s picture printed on the front page of America’s largest newspaper NYT (New York Times)”.

There have also been raids and investigations in the past. It didn’t come out. Nothing came out.

The liquor policy at the nub of the case had brought in private players — it came into effect in May — but was withdrawn at the end of July after Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena found “procedural irregularities”, official-speak for “corruption”. He recommended the probe by the central agency.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been alleging that the BJP at the Centre is targeting its leaders — another minister, Satyender Jain, is in jail in a different case — because it is perturbed by the “Delhi model of development”. It has been at odds with successive Lt Governors, appointed by the Centre.