Amid CBI raid, Arvind Kejriwal launches missed call campaign to make India stronger

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday held a press conference and launched a campaign of missed calls for his Make India No 1 mission.

Speaking about his recently launched Make India No 1 mission, Kejriwal said, “I am posting a number today, missed call number 9510001000. Those who want to join this mission, those who want to see India as the nation number 1 in the world, the most powerful nation. the best nation should join this mission.”

His lecture comes as the CBI launched searches at Manish Sisodia’s residence over the AAP government’s excise policy.

Speaking at the press conference, Kejriwal said, “Today Manish Sisodia was declared the best education minister in the world but a CBI team came to his residence to carry out a raid. So there will be a lot of obstacles. It was not easy to appear on the front page of the New York Times and bring an education revolution to Delhi.”

He added that this was not the first time such a raid had been carried out. Over the past seven years, several raids have been carried out on Manish Sisodia and other party leaders, including him.

“This is not the first raid. Over the past 7 years, several raids have been carried out on Manish Sisodia. Several false complaints have been filed against him. Raids were also made on me, on Satyendar Jain, on Kailash Gehlot – but nothing was found. They won’t get anything even now,” Delhi CM said.

“No need to panic about the CBI raid, let them do their job. They have orders from above to harass us,” Kejriwal said.

Earlier in the day, CBI carried out searches at the residences of Minister Manish Sisodia and IAS agent Arava Gopi Krishna as well as 19 other locations after registering an FIR in connection with the Delhi excise policy.

Manish Sisodia tweeted in Hindi and wrote, “CBI has come. He is welcome. We are extremely honest. Doing the future of millions of children”, once loosely translated. He said he would cooperate, the truth would come out.

A CBI investigation has been recommended by the LG into the alleged breach of rules and procedural failings in the implementation of Excise Policy 2021-22.

Read also : Arvind Kejriwal launches the “Make India No. 1” mission; calls for 5 things to the point. see here

Hours after the CBI raided Sisodia’s residence, Kejriwal confidently greeted the federal agency and ensured full cooperation with inspection and proceedings.

In a series of tweets, Kejriwal said that federal agencies had also conducted search operations at Delhi ministers’ residences earlier and nothing came of it, hence they won’t find anything this time either.

What exactly is the controversy surrounding Delhi’s excise policy?

A July 8 report by Delhi’s Chief Secretary established prima facie violations of the GNCTD Act 1991, Transaction of Trade Rules (ToBR) 1993, Delhi Excise Act 2009 and Rules of the Delhi Excise 2010.

The chief secretary’s report essentially stated financial consideration at the highest political level and that Delhi’s excise policy was implemented for the sole purpose of benefiting the private liquor barons for financial benefits to the people at the highest levels of government leading to Manish Sisodia. .

Sisodia, who is in charge of the excise department, is under the scanner for alleged willful and gross procedural failings that provided undue advantages to the bidding process for liquor licensees for the year 2021 -22.

Sisodia is believed to have executed rulings in violation of the legal provisions of the excise policy, which could have huge financial implications. These “undue financial favours” given to liquor licensees after the deadline for awarding tenders have caused huge losses to the public purse, earlier sources have claimed.

(With agency contributions)

Catch all the trade news, market news, breaking news and latest updates on Live Mint. Download the Mint News app to get daily market updates.

More less

To subscribe to Mint Bulletins

* Enter a valid email

* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

About Michael S. Montanez

Check Also

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Trudy Busch Valentine for US Senate

City of Jefferson, MISSOURI — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its …