The Aam Aadmi Party held a protest on August 27 over CBI action against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and asked the BJP-led Centre to tell the nation what the probe agency found since it raided his residence and other locations last week.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led party leaders and workers staged a protest near the AAP headquarters and chanted slogans against the BJP holding placards which read, "What has CBI found in its investigation?"
Addressing the protestors, AAP's Rajinder Nagar MLA Durgesh Pathak slammed the BJP and alleged that the Narendra Modi government has put CBI after Mr. Sisodia to implicate the deputy chief minister in a "fake" case and "defame" the Kejriwal-led party.
"The BJP is unnerved since the Aam Aadmi Party decided to contest Gujarat Assembly polls. They know that their 27-year-long regime in Gujarat is crumbling that's why they are making all out efforts to defame the AAP," Mr. Pathak charged.
People of Gujarat are fed up with the BJP and want change this time as the saffron party has done nothing but only "looted" the State during its 27-year-long regime, he alleged.
He said it's been more than a week since the CBI raided Mr. Sisodia's residence in Delhi and his paternal home in his village where the agency sleuths even dug the floor and checked the walls of the house.
"But the prime minister has not been able to say a word so far on what his CBI has found against Mr. Sisodia during its investigation," he charged, adding "People of this country want to know what the CBI has found against Mr. Sisodia after 10 days of its investigation."
Mr. Pathak called the AAP the "most honest party in the world" and its leaders the "most truthful" as he lashed out at the Centre over CBI action against Mr. Sisodia, whom he described as "the best education minister of India."
AAP MLAs Sanjeev Jha and Kuldeep Kumar, who recently claimed that they had been approached by the BJP with a ₹20 crore offer for switching sides, also accused the saffron party's top leadership of "conspiring" to topple the Kejriwal government in Delhi.
"Since you [BJP] are going to suffer a miserable defeat in Gujarat elections, you want to intimidate AAP ministers, MLAs and leaders through CBI-ED raids," Mr. Jha said.
"But you must remember that we have come out of a movement and we are not going to be intimidated by such tricks. This time you have to face an honest party and we will put you down on the mat," the Burari MLA said.
The AAP had plans to protest outside the BJP headquarters but they could not do so as the Delhi police stopped them and put up barricades near their party office.