Union Minister Anurag Thakur says, Manish Sisodia is main accuse but kingpin is Kejriwal

20 August, 2022 | Simran Turak

Union Minister Anurag Thakur says, Manish Sisodia is main accuse but kingpin is Kejriwal Headlines

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday took a dig at Manish Sisodia claiming that the Delhi deputy chief minister might have changed his name to “Money Shh” alleging that he is skilled at taking ...

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday took a dig at Manish Sisodia claiming that the Delhi deputy chief minister might have changed his name to “Money Shh” alleging that he is skilled at taking money and keeping quiet about it.

A day after the CBI raided Sisodia’s official residence in connection with alleged violations of the now-withdrawn Delhi Excise Policy of the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam admi Party government, Thakur made his remarks.

The chief minister of Delhi was challenged by the Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union Minister to respond to his questions within 24 hours.

“Manish Ji, if your liquor policy was right, why did you take it back? It’s like ‘chor ki daadhi mei tinka’… why is there a soft corner for liquor businessmen?… I challenge Arvind Kejriwal to come in front of the nation and answer me within 24 hours,” Union Minister Anurag Thakur said in a press conference in the national capital.

Thakur added that although Manish Sisodia is the primary suspect in the alleged liquor scam, Arvind Kejriwal was the scheme’s mastermind.

“No. 1 accused of liquor scam is Manish Sisodia (Delhi Dy CM and AAP leader) but the kingpin is Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi CM). Today’s press conference clearly showed how the colour on his face was gone after his scam. He couldn’t even answer any questions,” he added.

Following Sisodia’s previous statement that he might be jailed soon and that the liquor issue or the excise policy was merely an excuse to target him because he served as a minister under Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Thakur made his remarks.

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