Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday that the “BJP is acting like a serial killer to topple state governments,” calling the CBI FIR filed against Sisodia completely “fake and fabricated.”
“I have never seen such a Prime Minister who is this insecure. There is Arvind Kejriwal, the one chief minister who appreciates the works and schemes introduced by the Union government and learns from the good works done by other governments. While there is (the) Prime Minister, who is not letting others work, sends CBI and ED after leaders to destroy the state governments,” said Sisodia.
Kejriwal hit out at the BJP, saying “There’s a new serial killer in town. The people select the government, they (BJP) topple them.”
“First they sent the CBI and ED and are threatening the leaders to topple the government here in Delhi. The rate for Delhi MLAs is Rs 20 crore and in Maharashtra, they announced Rs 50 crore. I don’t know why they have offered less in Delhi…They spent Rs 5,500 cr to buy 277 MLAs, now they have reserved Rs 800cr to buy Delhi MLAs,” he alleged.
Sisodia and Kejriwal made the remarks at the one-day special session of the Delhi Assembly called by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday amid a political slugfest between the AAP and BJP.
“I have not done a penny of corruption. Only thing I have done is the development of schools and the education system in Delhi. But they could not digest this and are sending CBI and ED after me. Had Arvind Kejriwal been PM and I had been in the opposite doing such good works, unlike Modiji, he would have hugged me and appreciated my work, he would have shown interest to learn and implement it in other states. He would have not sent CBI, ED after me. This is the difference between Kejriwal and Modi,” Sisodia said.
He went on to say: “Delhi government has constructed 700 new school buildings, hired 19,609 teachers and improved the existing schools. These government schools earlier used to be known as ‘Chidiyaghar school, jhuggi wale, khadde waale schools’, now these schools have been developed and are being called as ‘IIT wala school, robot wala school.”
“The Bharatiya Khoka Party is not here, it would have been good if they were here…on August 19, my family and I got ready to visit the temple. It was Krishna Jayanti and I received a message with a picture of a story published in the New York Times. I was just feeling happy and within five minutes I received a call saying CBI is here to search your house and an FIR has been filed against you in the Delhi Excise Policy.”
Sisodia said: “I read the FIR and it was completely fake and fabricated. I have been a journalist but never saw such an FIR filed completely on the basis of just ‘sources’…Source said this and sources that..On the morning of Janmashtami, the CBI came to my house and searched my house for 14 long hours, they searched every corner of my house, bedroom, kitchen, almirah, even my children’s clothes but they found nothing. I haven’t done corruption amounting to even a penny…anyways I am not here for telling my story of CBI raid, I just want to say that I am not afraid of these FIRs and raids…conduct 1,000 more raids you will not find anything…I am here to work for the development of education and schools in Delhi.”