Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday claimed the CBI was planning to raid the offices of either deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia or health minister Satyendar Jain, potentially setting the stage for another face-off with the Centre.
Kejriwal made the allegation through a tweet quoting unnamed “PMO sources” and added that “officers under them being pressurised to get something wrong signed from them (the two ministers.”
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader has been accusing the BJP-led NDA government of targeting his government through the CBI as well the Lt Governor.
मोदी जी आप कुछ भी कर लो, सचाई हमारे साथ है, भगवान हमारे साथ है। आप हमारा कुछ नहीं बिगाड़ सकते। (2/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 15, 2016
The fresh allegations by Kejriwal came exactly a month after the central investigating agency raided the office of his principal secretary Rajendra Kumar in connection with a case of alleged corruption.
In another tweet in Hindi, Kejriwal targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that “you may do whatever you want to, (but) the truth is with us, god is with us. You can do us no harm”.
The Centre – which denies the AAP government’s allegations -- did not immediately react to Kejriwal’s charge.
Ever since storming to power last year with an overwhelming mandate, Kejriwal has had a running battle with the Centre over several issues and sought control of key departments like police which is under the central government.
The national capital follows a complex governance pattern with key departments such as law and order under the L-G, who reports to the Union home ministry.