Modi Wants to Scare Me With an FIR: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal dared Modi to lodge as many FIRs as he wanted, asserting that coercive methods would not scare him.

Updated21 Jun 2016, 05:02 PM IST
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday claimed that he stood like a “rock” against Narendra Modi’s “misdeeds” and alleged that the FIR linking his government to the multi-crore rupees water tanker scam was filed at the former’s behest.

Kejriwal dared Modi to lodge “as many FIRs and get as many CBI raids conducted against me” as he could, asserting that such “coercive” methods would not “scare” him. The Delhi Chief Minister also wondered why Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra was not being acted against, contrary to the pre-poll rhetoric of BJP.

He also questioned the Centre’s “inaction” against Sonia in the AgustaWestland scam.

His attack came a day after Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Branch Chief MK Meena said besides probing former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s role in the tanker scam, Kejriwal may also be quizzed for “sitting over” a report by an AAP government-ordered fact-finding committee that had found the alleged irregularities.

The Delhi BJP President on Tuesday claimed the irregularities continued even during the Kejriwal government.

Kejriwal government not only tried to save former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the DJB water tanker scam but also permitted work by the same contractors who were working during her regime. 
Satish Upadhyay, Delhi BJP President

Leader of Opposition and party MLA Vijender Gupta, on whose complaint the ACB registered the FIR, claimed the “scam” was going on as the monthly payments to the contractors were being made and the government had not taken any action against any official or the “guilty” contractors.

He demanded the payments made to the contractors during the Kejriwal government be realised from Aam Aadmi Party.

Attacking the AAP government for being “power hungry”, Upadhyay demanded Chief Minister Kejriwal’s resignation.

(With PTI inputs)

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Published: 21 Jun 2016, 02:52 AM IST

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