Stepping up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday claimed that the Prime Minister was either “touring the world” or “focusing his attention on AAP leaders”. The Chief Minister hinted that on the behest of Modi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung was set to frame “fictitious charges” against his ministers Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai.
On the second day of the special session of the Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal told the House he has asked both ministers to appear before the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on their own.
In a series of tweets Friday morning, he said, “Sources- LG getting FIR registered in ACB against Manish Sisodia on some fictitious ad scam. We welcome LG to do that.” He added, “Sources — ACB will summon Gopal Rai. Gopal Rai ji, pl visit ACB urself on Mon rather than wait for ACB summons. LG/Modiji, hum sachchai par chalne wale fauladi log hain. Aapki ACB/CBI ki geedar bhabhkiyon se nahi darte (we are strong people who walk on the path of truth. We are not scared of your empty threats).”
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Later in the day, Kejriwal repeated his words at the assembly session and targeted the Prime Minister. “We know Modiji is back in the country when AAP leaders start getting attacked. The only two things that the PM does is tour the world or focus his attention on our leaders… Even as charges are being framed against our ministers, I have asked them not to wait for any summons but to explain on their own. Gopal Rai will visit the ACB office with all the relevant documents on Monday,” he said.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also referred to a similar possibility in the assembly and said he welcomed a CAG audit of the advertisements released by the AAP government.
Condemning the attack on AAP councillor Rakesh Kumar, Kejriwal alleged, “Our councillor was attacked not because he was wearing the AAP topi but because the BJP leaders could not tolerate that a Dalit was sitting with them at the same place. BJP is against Dalits and minorities. In fact, they hate Dalits, minorities, Christians and Sikhs. Had Ambedkar not drafted the Constitution in a certain manner, they (BJP) would have done worse to them.”
Wrapping up his speech, the chief minister said, “For those who do wrong, jail is dooshan (impure) for them. For those who have never done anything wrong, jail is bhushan (award) for them.”