Manish Sisodia shared an old video of Narendra Modi speaking on CBI raids as Gujarat chief minister. Sisodia’s residence was raided on Friday in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case.
An old video of the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi waxing eloquent about the politicisation of investing agencies, particularly CBI has come in handy for Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. Facing lookout notice and an imminent threat of arrest in connection with the ongoing investigation by the CBI for liquor policy in Delhi, Manish Sisodiya took a dig at the ‘double standards’.
The AAP leader whose residence was raided for 16 hours and is named as accused no.1 in the case, took umbrage at a famous couplet and said in his tweet “Even seasons change slowly but the wind is also surprised at your speed of change, sir.”
The video clip shows Narendra Modi slamming the politicisation of the CBI in his typical thunderous oratory. Narendra Modi is seen telling the audience that Gujarat ministers and officers were being harassed by the agency.
Manish Sisodia in a tongue-in-cheek remark added “If you don’t listen to this statement of Narendra Modi on CBI raids, you will be deprived of learning a great truth,” Sisodia said.
AAP is going full throttle in the battle to win Gujarat and leaving no stone unturned in it’s quest to challenge the present incumbent BJP. Manish Sisodia has gone to the extent of painting the 2024 Lok Sabha election, a Modi versus Kejriwal affair. He linked the raids with the BJP agenda to block Kejriwal who, in his opinion is fast emerging as a national alternative after AAP’s victory in Punjab.
Manish Sisodiya said that in the guise of fighting corruption and linking it falsely with liquor policy, BJP and Narendra Modi are actually trying to stop AAP. He said that he might get arrested but nothing will come out of BJP’s ‘vendetta politics’ against AAP.
The President of India accorded mandatory prior approval to CBI for filing a corruption case against the deputy chief minister of Delhi.
Section 17A of the Prevention of Corruption Act requires Presidential assent to investigate a legislator in Union Territories.
After the FIR was filed against Sisodia on August 17, the lookout circulars were issued against all named 13 individuals, including Sisodia alerting immigration authorities in case anyone travels out of India.