A day after being raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the charges of corruption in the now-withdrawn liquor policy, Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, said that the Agency will arrest him soon and added that the BJP-led Central Government is not worried about excise scam but about Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
He slammed the Centre by saying that the whole proceedings against him including CBI raids are to stop CM Kejriwal as the BJP sees him as a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Maybe within the next 3-4 days, CBI-ED will arrest me... we won't be scared, you won't be able to break us... Elections of 2024 will be AAP vs BJP," said Sisodia while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
"Their issue is not liquor/excise scam. Their problem is Arvind Kejriwal... whole proceedings against me, raids at my residence and office, are to stop Arvind Kejriwal... I haven't done any corruption. I'm just Arvind Kejriwal's Education Minister," he added.
Speaking about Delhi’s excise policy, the Deputy Chief Minister said that it is the country’s best excise policy. “We were applying it with transparency and sincerity. Had Delhi LG not changed his decision conspiring to fail the policy, Delhi government would've been getting at least Rs 10,000 cr every year," he said.
On August 19 CBI carried out raids at Sisodia’s residence and other locations across seven states in connection with the case linked to the Delhi Government’s excise policy.