AAP Furious Over CBI Enquiry Against Manish Sisodia
CBI enquires Manish Sisodia, AAP accuses the Central Government of “daily harassment”
Stung by what it called a "raid" by CBI on Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday, the Aam Aadmi Party accused the Central Government of “daily harassment”.
Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the "raid" on Sisodia's residence signaled the Modi government's "resolve" to not let the AAP administration in Delhi work. The CBI had denied it has carried out a search or raid, but said it only visited his house in connection with a case.
The AAP government's tenure has been marked by intense acrimony with the BJP-led Central government.
Today’s raid signals the resolve of the Centre to not let the AAP government work. The BJP wants to obliterate the opposition. The intention is to take revenge through relentless harassmentSanjay Singh
CBI officials said they visited Sisodia’s residence to seek clarification about a preliminary enquiry (PE) against him relating to alleged irregularities in a social media event by Kejriwal called 'Talk to AK'.
Singh said 'Talk to AK', a programme to interact with the public, was held using the services of a public relations company, which did not charge the government.
It was alleged in the complaint that a consultant of a well-known PR company was hired by the Delhi government to promote the event and that a Rs 1.5-crore proposal was prepared for this purpose.
The complaint said despite objections from the Principal Secretary, the government went ahead with the proposal. The consultant spent money on the campaign, thereby creating a liability for the government.
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