After Satyendar Jain’s arrest in a money laundering case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that ‘credible sources’ have informed him that central government is now planning to arrest Deputy CM Manish Sisodia soon.
Kejriwal also said that the central government has ordered all the agencies to form fake cases against Sisodia. “I’d already announced a few months back that the Central government is going to arrest Satyendar Jain in a fake case. Reliable sources have suggested to me that Manish Sisodia is going to be arrested soon, centre has ordered all agencies to form fake cases against him,” the Delhi CM said.
Hitting out at the Centre over recent raids, he urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to conduct raids and put all the ministers and MLAs from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) behind bars at one time only.
“I request PM Modi to put all the ministers and MLAs from AAP behind the bars and ask all the central agencies to do all investigations at a go. Do as many raids as you want. You arrest one minister at a time, it obstructs public works,” he added.
“Some people say this is because of the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections, some say this is revenge for the Punjab elections. Whatever the reason is, we are not afraid to get arrested. Several raids were done on AAP leaders five years ago but nothing was recovered,” Kejriwal further said.
The Delhi Chief Minister referred to cases against “more than 20 AAP MLAs” and said the “jail-jail game” has started again.
“If we keep getting caught in probes, then how and when will we work? We are not afraid of jail. I am sure this time too, the people of Delhi will be with us and will give us the certificate of being the most honest, corruption-free and patriotic government in the country,” he said.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged money laundering case and sent to custody till June 9. He is in the custody of the investigating agency, which is investigating charges of money laundering against him.