Conspiracy to get FIR registered against Sisodia, says Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that a conspiracy was afoot to defame his government and file a police complaint against deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia for a ‘so-called’ advertisement scam.delhi Updated: Jun 10, 2016 23:21 IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that a conspiracy was afoot to defame his government and file a police complaint against deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia for a ‘so-called’ advertisement scam.
Leader of opposition Vijender Gupta had claimed a CAG audit had proved the Delhi government was wasting public money on advertisements.
Addressing the Delhi assembly, Kejriwal said he had heard some people would try to get an FIR registered against Sisodia. Later, he tweeted, “Sources- LG getting FIR regd in ACB against Manish Sisodia on some fictitious ad scam. We welcome LG to do that.” (sic)
Kejriwal also said he had heard transport minister Gopal Rai would be called by the ACB in connection with the bus aggregator mobile application.
“Sources- ACB will summon Gopal Rai. Gopal Rai ji, pl visit ACB urself on Mon rather than wait ACB summons,” (sic) he tweeted.
Speaking in the Assembly, Kejriwal said he was wondering why there was a flurry of activity against his government and then he realised that the prime minister was back in India.
“He sees only two things – international travel and me. I will ask Sisodia to go to the ACB himself. We will not get scared of these tactics or the ACB and CBI,” he said.
Earlier, Sisodia, while responding to Gupta’s allegations, said, “Vijender Gupta belongs to the ‘jumla’ party and doesn’t understand how important it is to have a conversation with the public.”
On the CAG report , Sisodia said while he was happy that the audit was taking place he thought there was an agenda behind the questions posed.
“CAG asked whether in our ad with the tagline, ‘Vo pareshaan karte rahe, hum kaam karte rahe’, Vo meant Modiji. Even CAG knows he keeps troubling us.The report mentions we spent R18.5 crore in a day on advertisements. This is wrong. This was spent over months. It is unprecedented CAG is auditing expenditure in the current year. We request that the governments of Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Kerala be audited along with Delhi as they have advertised in other states,”’ Sisodia said.
First Published: Jun 10, 2016 23:21 IST