Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi, on Monday referred to the allegations against him as “completely fake” hours before he was scheduled to appear before the CBI in connection with the liquor policy case. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also claimed that the agency was going to arrest Sisodia in order to prevent him from campaigning in Gujarat.
He declared that even if he were to be arrested, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would lose in Gujarat. “They [BJP] know that the case is forged. They want to stop me from campaigning in Gujarat. I have seen that the schools and hospitals of Gujarat are in bad shape. The schools, hospitals, etc can be fixed…the people will get zero electricity bills. The people of Gujarat trust [Delhi chief minister Arvind] Kejriwal,” Sisodia as referencing the main election promises made by the AAP.
Leaders of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gathered at his home before Sisodia was questioned. Prior to leaving for the Mahatma Gandhi memorial and arriving at the CBI headquarters at 11 a.m., Sisodia sought his mother’s blessing. He was also supposed to address AAP staff members.
According to CBI authorities with knowledge of the situation, Sisodia was likely to be questioned regarding the policy’s modifications and the input that private citizens, as well as liquor retailers, distributors, and manufacturers, had into its creation.
Sisodia stated in a tweet on Sunday that he will assist the organisation. “Raid was conducted at my house for 14 hours. It revealed nothing. My bank locker was scanned, and nothing was found. They found nothing in my village [during a search]. Now they have summoned me to CBI headquarters at 11am on Monday. I will go and extend all cooperation,” Sisodia posted a tweet in Hindi.