New Delhi, June 2 (UNI): Delhi Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the Centre is likely to arrest Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in a forged case.
Kejriwal has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of directing the central probe agencies to prepare a fabricated case against Sisodia and arrest him soon.
The allegation has come in the backdrop of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s arrest by the Enforcement Directorate earlier this week.
“I had announced a few months back that Central Government is going to arrest Satyendar Jain in a fake case. Now I’ve been told by reliable sources that Manish Sisodia is going to be arrested soon. The Centre asked the central probe agencies to prepare a fabricated case against,” Kejriwal alleged.
Praising Sisodia for strengthening the public school system in Delhi, the CM called him the “best education minister of independent India”.
“Sisodia is the best education minister India has seen after the independence. He has given how to this country that even government schools can impart quality education,” he added.
Kejriwal also said that the Modi Government could not stomach the achievements of his government and using the probe agencies to discredit the state government.
“With the arrest of Satyendar Jain and now there is a plan for same such thing for Sisodia, the central government is trying to disrupt the noble work we are doing in the field of health and education,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal also said that PM Modi should not delay in arresting Delhi ministers one by one, instead, arrest them all at once.
“I want to appeal to PM Narendra Modi that don’t nick and pick. Arrest all of us at once. We are innocent and have no fear of jail. I’m sure that we will come out clean with a stamp by PM Modi himself of being the most honest party in the country,” he added.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was arrested on Monday evening by the ED under the sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a case connected to hawala transactions related to a Kolkata-based company.
The Delhi Minister and his family have been alleged for setting up four shell firms – companies with no real business – to launder Rs 11.78 crore in 2011-12 and Rs 4.63 crore in 2015-16.