On Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s house. CBI continued its raids on 20 other locations in Delhi-NCR in connection with the excise policy case. There was unrest on social media, all those supporters of Aam Aadmi Party called it a vendetta. The Modi government is unleashing agencies against all those leaders and political parties whom they see as a threat. AAP has earned a huge fan following in Gujarat, BJP can never tolerate AAP to flourish in their home turf. BJP is also unable digest the defeat of Punjab elections
Instead of focusing on the good work done over the years, BJP is making a mockery of themselves and all the central agencies who have built a good name for themselves over the past few decades. Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister, is number one on a list of 15 accused in the CBI’s FIR on liquor policy violations.
A liquor trader paid Rs 1 crore to a company managed by an associate of Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, the CBI has claimed in its FIR on alleged corruption in the framing and implementation of the excise policy 2021-22. The agency, which carried out raids at Sisodia’s official residence in central Delhi and 30 other locations in seven states and Union territories, named 13 people and two companies in its FIR registered on August 17 under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. In addition to Sisodia, who also holds the excise portfolio, the CBI has named as accused then excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna, then deputy excise commissioner Anand Kumar Tiwari, assistant excise commissioner Pankaj Bhatnagar and nine businessmen.
Several AAP supporters were detained for protesting against the CBI raid at the residence of Manish Sisodia. Meanwhile Sisodia, who is Excise Minister, has strongly denied any wrongdoing. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has also firmly backed his deputy. The CBI alleges that liquor companies and middlemen were “actively involved in irregularities in the framing and implementation” of the excise policy.
Unfortunately, ED, CBI and Judiciary have become frivolous to the common man. They are used to settle scores with non-BJP Party leaders by and large. Corruption in liquor sales in Delhi has been happening for the last 20 years from the days private players were allowed to open retail shops to sell liquor in Delhi in 2002-03. All the private vends used to get huge credit notes against discounts and commissions running in hundreds of crores of rupees from distributors and wholesalers for pushing their brands on retail outlets.
All these discounts and commissions the retailers get are part of corruption as it is not passed on the customers in form of discounts but goes in pocket of retailers as their profits on which they don’t even pay excise taxes as they don’t show these discounts as sales but use to get credit notes and other ways like cash kickbacks. CBI should investigate all private players who ran private vends from 2003 onwards.
People remember how CM Sri Kejriwal gave financial support to various people who served the nation. The AAP party in New Delhi gave 1 crore to gold medal winners and other winners in Olympics, Asiad or other events. AAP has extended financial support to families of martyrs in war or fight against terrorists, Covid warriors who lost lives on duty etc. Why the hell CBI is making raids for 1 crore graft charges on Deputy CM?