Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur, on October 5, took potshots on the Aam Aadmi Party. He additionally focused the AAP supremo, Arvind Kejriwal, and stated, “People to whom Arvind Kejriwal issued a certificate of honesty are in jail .” Anurag Thakur alleged that Arvind Kejriwal may very well be subsequent in line.
“People are laughing at Arvind Kejriwal. They can see the tension on his face. The Deputy CM is in jail, the Health Minister is in jail, they are people who came to the front by raising the slogans of India Against Corruption but are now involved in corruption,” Anurag Thakur stated.
“The kingpin is still out now. His number will also come. Investigation is underway. All those people to whom Arvind Kejriwal issued a certificate of honesty are in jail for a year”, he added.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal condemned Sanjay Singh’s arrest, claiming that it betrayed nervousness from the BJP forward of the Lok Sabha elections.
“The arrest of Sanjay Singh is completely illegal. This shows Modi ji’s nervousness. They will arrest many more Opposition leaders till the elections” Arvind Kejriwal stated.
The AAP MP’s arrest triggered sharp reactions from the leaders of the INDIA alliance.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Manoj Jha stated, “It is not the ED that has arrested Sanjay Singh, he has been arrested by the unit of BJP that comprises ED-IT-CBI. Dark days have begun…In this era of dictatorship, jo dar gaya wo mar gaya. The dictators themselves are scared. This fear will be retaliated against soon”.The AAP is additionally set to carry a protest outdoors the BJP headquarters on October 5 opposing Sanjay Singh’s arrest.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will in the present day hear the bail plea of AAP chief Manish Sisodia in liquor coverage irregularities matter.
In in the present day’s listening to, the ED will reply to the Supreme Court’s query about why a political occasion has not been made accused within the matter although the political occasion is stated to be the beneficiary of this.
Reacting to the arrest of AAP MP Sanjay Singh within the Delhi excise coverage case, BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra on October 5 accused the AAP of indulging in “corruption openly” and of doing “politics” when they’re caught on it.
“AAP MP Sanjay Singh has been arrested by the ED yesterday in a liquor scam case… It is AAP’s character to do corruption openly and when they are caught, they start politics over it,” Sambit Patra stated in a press convention in Bhubaneswar.
The BJP spokesperson stated the culprits within the Delhi excise coverage case can be caught in ascending order relying on the magnitude of their fraud.
The arrest of Sanjay Singh is the second high-profile arrest within the case after former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was arrested.
The federal company on October four morning raided the residence of AAP chief Sanjay Singh in reference to the now-cancelled liquor excise coverage within the nationwide capital. The growth adopted carefully on the heels of the ED’s raid on the premises belonging to 2 of Sanjay Singh’s alleged shut aides in the identical context.
Sanjay Singh’s father, Dinesh Singh, accused ED of doing the bidding of their “masters”.
“They (ED) did what their masters told them. They did not find anything at my residence. When you don’t find anything, the search takes time. They did not find anything so it took time,” Dinesh Singh stated.
Reacting to the arrest, AAP MP Sandeep Pathak alleged that the case was nothing however a “process to break and defeat AAP illegally”.
“These are testing times. AAP will rise stronger. This has been going on for 15 months now. They raided thousands of locations and tortured people. Nothing has come out and nothing will come out. They have arrested an AAP leader in connection with a policy that has benefitted the Government,” Sandeep Pathak stated
“Why are they doing this? After the formation of AAP, Delhi and Punjab slipped out of the hands of BJP. AAP then entered Gujarat & other states. They know that it is difficult to defeat us honestly & legally. So, this is a process to break and defeat AAP illegally. Ultimately there will be justice. We trust God, the Court and the public,” he added.
As per the ED claims, Sanjay Singh and his companions performed an element within the Delhi Government’s choice to offer licenses to alcohol retailers and retailers in 2020, inflicting losses to the State exchequer and violating anti-corruption legal guidelines.
(with inputs from ANI)