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Next CBI raid on Manish Sisodia or Satyendar Jain, alleges Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday alleged that the CBI is likely to raid the offices of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia or health minister Satyendar Jain next.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2016 16:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Arvind Kejiwal,Manish Sisodia,Satyendra Jain
File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a news conference in New Delhi. (PTI)

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.

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.

First Published: Jan 15, 2016 14:55 IST