ED has called Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for questioning tomorrow.
ED has sent a notice to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi liquor scam case. He has been called for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate on November 2. Even before this, CBI had once summoned Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for questioning in this matter. In this case, Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh are in jail.
Not only the liquor scam, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been repeatedly the target of the opposition. Sometimes in the scam in the name of purchasing DTC buses and sometimes in the construction of classrooms in schools. Delhi CM Kejriwal has also been the target of the opposition in the controversy over spying on politicians and spending crores of rupees on repairing the CM residence.
Delhi liquor scam case
The Enforcement Directorate had sent a notice to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal two days ago. This notice has been sent to him under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act i.e. PMLA. Earlier in the month of April this year, CBI had summoned CM Arvind Kejriwal in the alleged liquor scam case. At that time, Kejriwal was interrogated for almost 9 hours in the head quarter of CBI. During that time, AAP workers had also demonstrated in many areas of Delhi. Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh have already been arrested in this case.
Allegation of scam in DTC bus purchase
Apart from the alleged liquor scam of Delhi, the Delhi government has been accused of irregularities in the purchase and maintenance of 100 DTC buses. On the proposal of the Chief Secretary, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi VK Saxena has handed over the investigation of the case to the CBI. In the case, the Delhi government was accused of irregularities in the purchase bid for 1000 low floor BS-4 and BS-6 buses in July 2019 and the second bid for the maintenance contract in 2020. After the matter came to light, BJP held a press conference and targeted Arvind Kejriwal. BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia had even said that – ‘After so many scams, how can it be said that there is a staunchly honest government in Delhi’
Class room scam allegation
BJP had also targeted Arvind Kejriwal regarding the classroom scam in Delhi. BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia had alleged that Delhi schools needed 2400 rooms, which was increased to 7180 and the construction amount was also increased. After this, 6133 classrooms were to be built, but only 4027 classes were built. Similarly, the need for toilets was also stated to be higher, but these were also counted in the classrooms. BJP also alleged that rain water harvesting system was not constructed properly. However, Aam Aadmi Party had denied these allegations.
After the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi in 2015, a feedback unit was formed, its job was to monitor departments and institutions. Delhi government and CM Arvind Kejriwal were targeted regarding this. The Feedback Unit was accused of spying on leaders of opposition parties. CBI quietly started investigating the case. In 2016, the Vigilance Director had sought permission to register a case on this. According to a report, apart from the work given to the Feedback Unit, it was also collecting intelligence information.
Bungalow renovation issue
CBI is also investigating the matter of renovation of the bungalow of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. The investigating agency had registered a case regarding this on September 27. In fact, on May 12 this year, the Vigilance Department had submitted a report to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, in which it was said that approximately Rs 52 crore would be spent on the bungalow. After 18 days, show cause notice was issued to PWD officers. On this matter, Aam Aadmi Party says that BJP is trying to destroy AAP.