Had Kejriwal Been PM, He Would Have Hugged Me: Manish Sisodia

NEW DELHI | Updated: 26 August, 2022 4:00 pm IST

“Had Arvind Kejriwal been the Prime Minister and I an education minister from another party, he would have hugged me for the work I did in the field of education,” Delhi Deputy Chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday.

While speaking on the floor of the Delhi assembly, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) acts like a serial killer. “They only break the opposition and other parties who work for the development,” he added.

“This is the first corruption matter (Excise policy) where people have benefitted. There was no extra burden on people. The wholesale fees for the license was hiked to ₹5 crore from ₹10 lakh. People were not at a loss and the government also didn’t lose anything,” Sisodia said.

Talking about the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raid at his house on August 19, Sisodia said, “I was ready to go to the temple for Janmashtami when my house was raided by the CBI. The officers are good people but sent by the wrong people. You can carry out thousands of raids but nothing will come out. I have not committed dishonesty. I am ready to pay the price for improving Delhi’s education. “

On the issue of the offer allegedly being given by the BJP leader to break the AAP party, “I was offered to leave Kejriwal, come to BJP and all cases will be shut. But I said I have not done anything wrong and I will be released by the court. I have not come here to become CM.”

“A huge conspiracy is at play here to topple the Delhi government, so that children don’t get an education and BJP can disturb the government,” Sisodia said. “Today Delhi has more than 700 new school buildings. Now schools are known like robot wale school, IIT wala school. Earlier, they were known as jhuggi wala school, khadde wala school. “

He said the CBI officers searched every nook and corner of his house, his clothes, his children’s clothes and almirahs but did not find a single thing during the 14-hour raid.

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