The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Saturday staged a protest in front of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence, a day after he was named in Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saksena’s demand for a CBI probe into the Delhi government’s excise policy.

The Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena ordered a probe into the controversial Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22 of the Arvind Kejriwal government based on a report from Delhi Chief Secretary in accordance with Rule 57 of the ToBR 1993, which mandates the Chief Secretary to flag any deviation from laid down procedures to the Lt. Governor and the chief minister.

“The Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22 of the Kejriwal government has been allegedly used to extend undue financial favours to the liquor licensees much after the tenders have been awarded and thus caused huge losses to the ex-chequer,” said the report by Delhi Chief Secretary.

In a scathing attack on the Centre, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said PM Modi was scared of Arvind Kejriwal’s growing popularity and more false cases will be lodged against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders in the future.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that the Centre is building a fake case against Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.


India today