Arvind Kejriwal Speaks Out After AAP MP’s Arrest
This article is about Arvind Kejriwal Speaks Out After AAP MP’s Arrest A Promise to Solve Problems. In the world of politics filled with accusations, Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, shared, “If we choose honesty, our problems would vanish,” taking a dig at the Central government accused of misusing federal agencies, as per the Opposition.
During a visit to the home of AAP leader Sanjay Singh, who got arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case related to the investigation into Delhi’s liquor policy, Kejriwal said, “Being honest is tough. If we go the dishonest route, our problems would end. All of them (BJP leaders) are corrupt, top to bottom, with no response to our honesty,” he added.
Sanjay Singh is the third AAP leader arrested by a central agency, and the second high-profile leader caught in the liquor policy case after Manish Sisodia. Another AAP leader, former Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, got arrested last year in a money laundering case.
Kejriwal pointed out, “Over 1,000 raids happened in this liquor case, and many people got arrested, but not a single penny has been recovered.”
Sanjay Singh’s arrest followed Enforcement Directorate raids at his home related to the case. In a video message, Singh declared, “I am ready to face anything but won’t be scared.”
The Chief Minister suggested the arrest reflects the BJP’s frustration as they foresee losing the 2024 elections to the INDIA bloc. “Sanjay Singh is brave. PM Modi is mistaken if he thinks these arrests will intimidate us,” Kejriwal added.
The raids on Singh came after businessman Dinesh Arora, an accused turned approver, named him in the case. Arora claimed that Singh introduced him to Sisodia, who was the excise minister.
Both the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI allege that Delhi’s government excise policy for 2021-22 encouraged cartelization and favored certain dealers who paid bribes for licenses, a charge strongly denied by the AAP.
The liquor policy was scrapped after Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena recommended a CBI probe into alleged corruption.
On February 26, Manish Sisodia, then Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, got arrested by the CBI for alleged corruption in the liquor policy. He has been in custody since then. Sisodia, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case stemming from the CBI FIR on March 9, has been in Tihar Jail.
In April, Arvind Kejriwal was questioned by the CBI for nearly nine hours as a witness in the case. Since then, he hasn’t been summoned for further questioning.