The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday raided Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence here in connection with allegations of excise losses, Sisodia himself said in tweets.
Sisodia promised full cooperation with the agency so that “truth” can come out soon.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “The day on which the Delhi education model was praised and Manish Sisodia’s picture was printed on the front page of America’s largest newspaper, on the same day CBI was sent to Manish’s house.
“Welcome to CBI. Will cooperate fully. There have been many tests/raids in the past as well. Nothing came out. Still nothing will come out,” Kejriwal added.
Kapil Sibal, lawyer and politician, tweeted, “Sisodia raided by CBI. CBI, ED — the long arms of the government. Now that Kejriwal is on the rise, time for BJP to destabilise.”
Sisodia tweeted in Hindi, “I will not be able to break your intrigues. I have built these schools for lakhs of children of Delhi. The smile that came in the lives of millions of children is my strength. Your intention is to break me..
“CBI has come…. Welcome. We are extremely honest. Making the future of millions of children. It is very unfortunate that those who do good work in our country are harassed like this. That is why our country has not yet become number-1,” he added.
In a series of tweets, he wrote: “We welcome CBI. Will give full cooperation in the investigation so that the truth can come out soon. Till now many cases have been filed against me but nothing has come out. Nothing will come out of it either. My work cannot be stopped for good education.”
He alleged that some people are troubled by the excellent work of Delhi’s education and health.
“These people are troubled by the excellent work of Delhi’s education and health. That is why the Health Minister and Education Minister of Delhi have been arrested so that the good work of education health can be stopped. There are false allegations against both of us. The truth will come out in court.”