A team of CBI officials on Friday morning reached the residence of Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Sisodia took to Twitter to confirm the development. In a series of tweets, Sisodia said that ‘the CBI is here and we welcome them’. The Deputy CM further said that “we are staunchly honest people, who are building the future of lakhs of children of the country. This is very unfortunate that those who do good work for the country is harassed like this. That is why our nation has still not become number 1.”
In another tweet, Sisodia said that he and his team will work with the CBI in its probe so that ‘the truth is revealed as soon as possible’. “So far, I have seen many cases but nothing came out of it. Same thing will happen with all this (Friday’s development),” the Deputy CM said in another post. “Nothing can stop my work for good education,” he added.
Without taking names of any of the political detractors, Sisodia said that “they are worried because of stunning education work that we have done in Delhi. That is why they are cornering the health and education ministers of Delhi to stop the good work. We both (Sisodia and Satyendar Jain) are facing false charges. Truth will prevail in the courts.”
Expressing solidarity for Sisodia, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that similar actions in the past didn’t result in anything, and the Deputy CM will come clean out of the Friday’s developments also. In his tweet, Kejriwal said that on a day when a Ney York Times report is lauding the work of Delhi government, CBI is searching Sisodia’s place.
Why the CBI searches?
The officials say that the CBI is conduction searches at 21 locations across seven states in connection with a FIR filed in an excise policy case. Apart from Sisodia, IAS officer Arava Gopi is also under scanner. The CBI alleges that there were some irregularities in the execution of the Excise Policy of Delhi that came into force in November last year.