ED, CBI have brought all corrupt people in one party: Kejriwal

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ED, CBI have brought all corrupt people in one party: Kejriwal

Thursday, 30 March 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday claimed that let alone the 2025 Assembly polls, the BJP would not even win Delhi in 2050. Speaking on the confidence motion tabled by him in the Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal alleged that the BJP withdrew the no-confidence motion after it failed to poach AAP MLAs, who he said won’t succumb to any pressure. 

He alleged that the raids by the CBI and ED have brought all the corrupt people into “one party” and when the BJP’s rule ends the country will become corruption-free. The motion was passed with majority by the House. The eight BJP MLAs were absent during the voting. Alleging the use of central agencies by the BJP, Kejriwal said the saffron party has not failed to miss any chance to “trample” democracy in the country.  Kejriwal claimed his MLAs have been threatened with CBI and ED raids and offered Rs 25 crore bribe but nothing could break them. “Each one of you is a gem. Don’t be afraid. Even if you go to jail, I will take care of your family,” he said. Citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark a day before that the ED-CBI have brought all the corrupt on one platform, Kejriwal took a dig at the BJP, saying “The ED and the CBI have brought all the corrupt people in one party.” “All the thieves, looters and corrupt are in one party! Once the BJP people are in jail after their Government’s rule ends, the country will become corruption-free,” he charged.

Citing the examples of Narayan Rane, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Suvendu Adhikari, he alleged that since they were involved in corruption, they joined the BJP. Kejriwal said that the BJP had tried to break his Government in 2017 and even in subsequent years, but were not successful. “If you have some dignity left, do not try ‘Operation Lotus’ on our MLAs.

“We are followers of Bhagat Singh,” he said. Kejriwal said the BJP needed 14 MLAs for a no-confidence motion, and tried tactics to get AAP MLAs to its side but everything failed. “Happenings inside the Delhi Assembly send out a positive message for democracy today,” he added. Later, speaking to reporters after the Assembly session, Kejriwal said BJP had announced it will bring a no-confidence motion.”But to table such a motion, you need signatures at least 20 per cent MLAs. In order to do so, they threatened our MLAs but none of them broke. AAP MLAs cannot be broken through fear and threat,” he said.

Opposing the trust motion, Leader of Opposition Ramvir Singh Bidhuri said that the AAP Government has lost the trust of the people. Even though it is in majority in the House, due to the height of corruption and neglect of public problems, now the public has no faith in this Government. Bidhuri said that the Kejriwal Government is embroiled in many corruption cases. Delhi’s exchequer was looted of thousands of crores of rupees due to the liquor scam, instead of providing clean water to Delhi, the people of Delhi were duped by the Jal Board scam, in the name of providing free electricity, they committed the electricity subsidy scam. Apart from this, the security of the country was put at stake due to the espionage scam.

The Leader of the Opposition said that this Government came to power in the name of solving Delhi’s problems, but apart from making a dent in the government treasury, this Government did nothing. Participating in the discussion, BJP MLA Anil Bajpai alleged that the voice of Opposition is being suppressed in the House. AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak asserted that the confidence of the House as well as confidence of the people of Delhi is intact in the Kejriwal Government.

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