Delhi Liquor Policy Case: BJP 'Using' Anna Hazare To Target Me, Says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Liquor Policy Case: BJP 'Using' Anna Hazare To Target Me, Says Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday attacked the BJP following Anna Hazare’s letter to him over the liquor policy, claiming it was “utilizing” the social activist since the CBI didn’t find anything in the probe including his deputy Manish Sisodia, as reported by news agency PTI. Anna Hazare, who is called the political guru of Arvind Kejriwal, has written a letter to him.

In this letter, Anna has asked Kejriwal to shut down the liquor shops in Delhi. He said that Kejriwal had talked a lot in the book Swaraj, but it is not showing any effect on his conduct. Anna, while addressing Arvind Kejriwal in his letter, wrote, “This is the first time I am writing to you since you became chief minister, because I am pained at recent news reports about your government’s liquor policy,” the letter, in Hindi, says at the outset.

“You had written idealistic things on liquor policies in your book ‘Swaraj’, for which you got me to write the introduction,” he says, quoting from it that no liquor shops be opened without area residents’ approval. “You have forgotten those ideals after becoming chief minister.”

Kejriwal said the BJP termed him a “terrorist” during the Punjab Assembly elections and “when no one believed them they brought in Kumar Viswas”.

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“Now they are using Anna Hazare to target my government,” he alleged.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday claimed that CBI found nothing in his bank locker after the probe agency checked the deposit box in connection with the alleged liquor scam. While addressing the Delhi Assembly, Sisodia said that he and his family got a written clean chit from the CBI. According to reports, a team of CBI officials arrived that the Punjab National Bank (PNB) branch in Ghaziabad’s Sector in Vasundhara to search Sisodia’s bank account.

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“Sisodia has been informally given a clean chit by the CBI but will be arrested in a week or 10 days under political pressure. They (BJP) are using Anna Hazare as people don’t believe in their liquor scam charge,” Kejriwal said.