BJP: AAP seeking anticipatory bail for Sisodia involved in liquor scam

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BJP: AAP seeking anticipatory bail for Sisodia involved in liquor scam

Sunday, 14 August 2022 | PNS | New Delhi :

Striking at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP),  the  BJP on Saturday  claimed  that it was  seeking "anticipatory bail" for Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who it alleged is involved in the liquor scam, by constantly attacking it in the  debate on "revdi" culture even as it again called-out AAP for making "false promises"  to people  of Delhi.

For days together, a political slugfest is on between the BJP and the AAP on the issue of 'freebies' with sharp allegations and counter-allegations flowing from both the  sides.

Addressing a Press conference here  BJP's national spokesperson Sambit Patra said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Sisodia have been speaking daily on the issue and attacking the Narendra Modi Government so that they can project the Deputy Chief Minister as a "victim" if legal action is taken against him.

"It is an attempt for anticipatory bail for Sisodia," he told reporters, claiming that the AAP leaders know Sisodia is in the wrong and will "suffer the fate" of Satyendara Jain, who is  in police custody on money laundering charges.

"That is why they have decided to make a lot of noise so that they can claim Sisodia was targeted due to their attack on the BJP when action is taken against him," Patra claimed. The AAP Government distributed liquor vends like freebies, including to blacklisted firms, and waived `144 crore for "friends" of Kejriwal, he alleged.

Their regular attack on the BJP over the issue is also driven by the fact that the AAP's claims about its work on unemployment, education and health have come under scrutiny, he alleged.

Citing RTI replies, he said 16 schools in Delhi have been closed during the AAP Government's tenure while the party had promised to open 500 new schools before it came to power. Out of 1,030 Government schools, 700 don't have principals and there is a vacancy for 16,834 teachers, Patra said.

Kejriwal, he said, had claimed in a speech that his government has given jobs to 10 lakh people but according to an RTI reply, it is only 3,246 while another detailed reply put the actual number at only 849. The Delhi Government has paid over `1.25 crore for the treatment of its ministers and their families in private hospitals this year, Patra claimed.

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