Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain may be arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) ahead of Punjab elections, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday, 23 January.
Arvind Kejriwal added that he has come to know that ED is planning to arrest Satyendra Jain in the next few days before the Punjab elections.
"The central government conducted raids on Jain twice before, but nothing was found. If the ED wants to come again, they are most welcome," Kejriwal said, reported news agency IANS.
Kejriwal also alleged that with the announcement of poll schedule, the central government's investigative agencies have become very active.
"We have come to know from our sources that Satyendar Jain is going to be arrested before the Punjab elections," he claimed.
'Come Get Me'
Satyender Jain, meanwhile, also attacked the Centre and said that he was ready to be arrested, reported NDTV.
The health minister said, "They are welcome to come whenever they want. Even before this, they have raided me twice but all in vain."
"This is all politics and the last time they did it during the Punjab elections. ED, CBI all are welcome. I am ready, if they want to arrest me, they can arrest me," he said.
Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kejriwal said whenever the BJP thinks that it is losing elections, it puts all its agencies to work. "So, obviously there will be raids and there will be arrests too. We have no fear because I think all these obstacles come when you walk on the path of truth," he added.
"If the central government wants to send more agencies like CBI and Income Tax etc, it can do so. If they want to arrest more people, not only Satyendra Jain, they are welcome. We haven't done anything wrong, we've been raided before," Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal said that "21 of our MLAs have been arrested in the past. Raids have also been conducted on Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. What will happen to Satyendar Jain if he is arrested? He will get bail in five to 10 days."
The CM concluded, "We will not whine like Channi ji, we will not get upset like Channi ji. We haven't done anything wrong, so we have no fear."
(With inputs from IANS, NDTV)