Political Fight Over CBI Raid Escalates; Sisodia Says BJP Offered to Make Him CM
NEW DELHI, (ANI) – The political fight over CBI raid at Manish Sisodia’s residence escalated on August 22 with the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister claiming that he had received a “message from BJP” that CBI and ED cases against him will be closed if he breaks AAP.
The BJP response attack on Aam Aadmi Party was led by Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur who said that “‘Dawa mantri’ was arrested and is in jail for the last three months and now their corrupt ‘Daru Mantri’ is first in list of accused” in the CBI FIR in the excise policy case. Thakur referred to Kejriwal’s book ‘Swaraj’ and said that the AAP government had ushered a ‘sharab raj’ instead.
Sisodia meanwhile tweeted, “My reply to the BJP is – I am a descendant of Maharana Pratap, a Rajput. I will sacrifice my head but will not bow down to the corrupt and those who conspire. All the cases against me are false. Do what you want to do.”
He claimed that BJP wanted to make him a chief ministerial candidate.
“Arvind Kejriwal is my political guru, I will never betray him. I did not come (to politics) to become Chief Minister. My dream is that every child in the country gets good education, only then will our country become No 1. Only Kejriwal can do this in the country,” he said in a tweet.
CBI last week conducted searches on Sisodia’s official residence and carried out raids at several places in connection with the alleged corruption in the implementation of Delhi’s Excise Policy.
Both Sisodia and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were in poll-bound Gujarat on August 22 and made several attacks on BJP over the raids.