New Delhi: In a scathing response to being raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called Prime Minister Narendra Modi an “insecure person”. In the special Delhi Assembly session on August 26, speaking about the good work his government has done in the education system of the union territory, Sisodia said, “Wherever something good is happening, he (Modi) gets insecure…I haven’t seen a more insecure person.”
Last Friday, CBI raided Sisodia’s home and 30 other locations, in an alleged corruption case related to the Delhi excise policy which had been brought in November, last year. The policy, now withdrawn, has been questioned by the Bharatiya Janata Party and it’s government in the Centre. While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed the agency has been “asked from above” to harass AAP leaders, the BJP asked the Delhi government to come out clean on its excise policy.
In the Assembly, Sisodia said that the 15-hour-long search at his home saw the CBI look through every nook and corner, including his bed, his pillow, bedsheets, and through his children’s rooms and their clothes.
The Deputy CM is now named in an FIR, which includes 14 other names, filed over criminal conspiracy, falsification of account and undue advantage. The Enforcement Directorate has also registered a case of money laundering in the matter.
AAP has been calling the Central agencies’ actions as being ordered by the BJP-led Centre, and a vindictive reaction to the “good work” that the Kejriwal-led Delhi government has done. “The real thing is,” Sisodia said in the Assembly, that while “all of the world is appreciating us, they can’t handle it.”
For the past seven years he said, they have experienced how the Centre has worked like a “serial killer”, trying to “destroy and kill the parties voted into power”. Using the same amount of effort that they have used to play this politics, Sisodia said, the government could have instead built schools and hospitals. He further alleged that the Centre wanted to keep people uneducated.
A majority of the Delhi Assembly session has been dominated by the AAP, countering the allegations leveled against it, and to speak of the work that it has done in Delhi in the fields of education and health since coming to power in 2015.
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