Excise policy case | BJP offered to close all cases if I joined the party, claims Sisoidia

However, BJP says the Delhi Deputy CM is only trying to deflect from the issue at hand

August 22, 2022 11:32 am | Updated 11:23 pm IST - New Delhi

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia talks to the media regarding the CBI look-out notice issued against him, at his residence in New Delhi, on August 21, 2022.

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia talks to the media regarding the CBI look-out notice issued against him, at his residence in New Delhi, on August 21, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday claimed the BJP had approached him with an offer to have all cases closed if he joined the party.

“My reply to BJP — I am a descendant of Maharana Pratap and a Rajput. I am ready to get beheaded but can never bow down before conspirators and corrupt people... Do whatever you want to do,” Mr. Sisodia said in a tweet in Hindi.

The BJP said the Deputy Chief Minister was making such comments as he did not have answers to the questions that people were asking him and was only trying to deflect from the corruption charges against him.

Mr. Sisoida, in a tweet in Hindi, claimed that the BJP had offered to make him the chief ministerial candidate, “My message to the BJP on their offer to make me CM candidate – Arvind Kejriwal ji is my political guru, I will never betray him. I did not come to become CM, my dream is that every child of the country get good education only then will India become the number one country. Only Kejriwal ji can do this work in the whole country.”

The CBI had searched Mr. Sisodia’s house on Friday in connection with alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22.

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BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said it was clear that Mr. Kejriwal and Mr. Sisodia did not have answers to the questions that people were asking. “Mr. Sisodia says he will not bow and Arvind Kejriwal gives him a certificate of honesty. Recently, however, everyone who has got this certificate has ended up behind bars. Not only will he bow before the law after the investigation but his corruption will also stop,” he said.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said the Kejriwal model had been exposed. “From Mohalla Clinic to Mohalla Theka, this is their model. Manish Sisodia is accused number 1 in the CBI case and the kingpin is Arvind Kejriwal,” he said. 

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