Arvind Kejriwal indicators a letter placing Manish Sisodia and Lalu Yadav in the identical bracket5 min read
In the midst of the political struggle over the arrest of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Manish Sisodia Delhi in reference to the liquor excise coverage rip-off case, eight opposition events have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging misuse of the federal government’s investigative companies to focus on them.
Chief Ministers Okay Chandrashekar Rao, Mamata Banerjee, Bhagwant Mann, and Arvind Kejriwal are among the many opposition leaders who’ve signed the letter.
Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference, Sharad Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party, Uddav Thackeray of the Sena, Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party, and Tejashwi Yadav, the deputy chief minister of Bihar, have additionally signed the letter. The Congress get together, nonetheless, didn’t be a part of the opposition events in signing the letter addressed to PM Modi.
The letter begins with the hope that India continues to be a ‘democracy’ though it’s alleged within the letter that the nation has moved from being a democracy to ‘autocracy’ pointing on the alleged ‘misuse’ of central probe companies.
“We hope you would agree that India is still a democratic country. The blatant misuse of central agencies against the members of the opposition appears to suggest that we have transitioned from being a democracy to an autocracy,” the letter mentioned.
“After a long witch-hunt, Manish Sisodia was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with alleged irregularities without a shred of evidence against him,” the opposition leaders acknowledged within the letter to PM Modi.
“Since 2014, there has been a marked rise in the number of raids conducted, cases lodged against, and arrest of the opposition leaders. Be it Lalu Prasad Yadav (Rashtriya Janata Dal), Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena), Azam Khan (Samajwadi Party), Nawab Malik, Anil Deshmukh (NCP), Abhishek Banerjee (TMC), central agencies have often sparked suspicion that they were working as extended wings of the ruling dispensation at the centre,” the letter reads additional.
Nine Opposition leaders together with Arvind Kejriwal have written to PM Modi on the arrest of former Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia within the excise coverage case. They have acknowledged that the motion seems to counsel that “we have transitioned from being a democracy to an autocracy”. pic.twitter.com/ohXn3rNuxI
— ANI (@ANI) March 5, 2023
Interestingly, whereas as we speak AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal is utilizing Lalu Yadav’s endorsement for Manish Sisodia, here’s what he had mentioned in regards to the RJD patriarch earlier.
In the context of the notorious fodder rip-off Kejriwal in a tweet posted on October 3, 2013, Arvind Kejriwal wrote on Twitter, “Laloo made crores in the fodder scam. But no order for recovery of that money. Just 25 lakh fine and a few years in jail. A sweet deal.”
In a tweet posted on the identical date and simply minutes after the primary one the AAP chief claimed that it is because of this that Lalu Prasad Yadav is “opposed to Anna’s (Hazare) Jana Lokpal.”
In a 2011 tweet, Arvind Kejriwal had questioned if there’ll ever be a robust anti-corruption regulation in India and requested “are we to treat Laloo (Lalu Prasad Yadav), Mulayam (Singh Yadav), Sibbal (Kapil Sibal) and Chiddu (P Chidambaram) as supreme?”
Kejriwal could also be out of political compulsion to pose a battle in opposition to Narendra Modi at a nationwide degree as we speak is taking assist from RJD and Lalu Yadav, nonetheless, again in 2020, he opined that BJP, Congress, JDU, LJP, JJP, and RJD are on one facet aiming to defeat him and on the opposite facet stands Kejriwal aiming to defeat corruption.
“On one side – BJP, JD (U) , LJP, JJP, Congress, RJD. On the other side – schools, hospitals, water, electricity, and free travel for women, and people of Delhi. My aim is to defeat corruption and take Delhi forward. All they want is to defeat me,” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on January 21, 2020.
Coming to Manish Sisodia, who has been arrested on February 26 by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in reference to the alleged Delhi liquor excise coverage case, has earlier opposed Lalu Yadav for his ‘corruption’ and ‘goondaism’.
In a tweet dated again to 2012, Sisodia outlined how he bought to know the reality of ‘Sushasan’ that means good governance in Bihar as when he was within the Barh space of Bihar he was informed by the locals about tales of the goondaism of the leaders of Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar.
“I am in Barh town of Bihar. Tales of hooliganism by the leaders of Lalu and Nitish are heard equally in the streets of Barh. This is the truth of good governance!,” Sisodia tweeted on November 30, 2012.
Sisodia in his outdated tweets had persistently identified Lalu Prasad Yadav’s corruption and opposition to the Lokpal Bill.
In one such tweet, Sisodia acknowledged that if took seventeen years to simply say that “Lalu Yadav is corrupt” then take into consideration how lengthy it can take for him to get the punishment.” “Lalu Yadav did corruption!” We took 17 years simply to say this… This is our system of justice!… It will take extra time to get the punishment,” Sisodia tweeted on September 30, 2013.
Interestingly, Lalu Yadav had in 2012 throughout a ‘Parivartan Rally’ in Kisanganj referred to as Arvind Kejriwal an “agent of America” and that on the pretext of working an NGO, Kejriwal danced to the tunes of the United States.
In November 2015, Arvind Kejriwal acquired flak from his personal supporters over hugging Lalu Prasad Yadav on the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar as Bihar CM. Back then, Kejriwal was fast to ‘clarify’ that he didn’t hug a tainted RJD chief relatively it was Yadav who pulled and hugged him.
Pictures of Arvind Kejriwal and Lalu Prasad Yadav clicked on the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar as chief minister of Bihar
“We are against his record of corruption and we’ll always oppose it,” Kejriwal asserted. “We are against dynasty politics. His two sons are ministers. We are against that too,” Kejriwal mentioned.
Apparently, the Aam Aadmi Party which as soon as claimed that “hum rajneeti karne nahi badalne aaye hain” has develop into the very a part of the identical ‘rajneeti’ it wished to alter.
The notorious Fodder Scam which is famously referred to as The Chara Ghotala includes former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, whereby he’s accused of unlawful withdrawal of presidency funds from varied treasuries in lots of districts of Bihar. The stifled cash which counts as much as Rs. 950 crores was withdrawn underneath the pretence of spending on fodder and different bills for cattle over a few years till the scandal broke out in 1996.
While Lalu has been beforehand discovered responsible in scams pertaining to 4 treasuries, the CBI had registered 53 separate circumstances in 1996 with a view to examine the rip-off. The largest amongst which was the Doranda Treasury case RC 47 (A)/96 which concerned the best variety of 170 folks accused together with the RLD chief who has been confirmed with embezzlement of gathering Rs 139.5 crore within the case.