AAP trouble: Manish Sisodia, Satyender Jain’s daughter face CBI probe in two seperate cases
AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal tweeted saying," Great Modi Ji. You take bribe and charge a case against us!"
In the cases of alleged wrongdoing, CBI began a preliminary investigation on Wednesday against Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyender Jain’s daughter for two separate cases.
A CBI spokesperson said, “First preliminary enquiry (PE)is against Sisodia and unnamed Delhi officials for alleged irregularities in awarding contract for the government’s social media campaign, Talk to AK. The second is against Saumya Jain over her appointment as an adviser…”
Saumya, daughter of Satyender Jain, was appointed an adviser to the Delhi government for its mohalla clinic project aimed at boosting primary healthcare in the city’s neighbourhoods. However, Saumya resigned after her appointment triggered a controversy.
In his response, Sisodia tweeted: “Welcome to the field Mr Modi. I will wait for your CBI tomorrow at my residence and office. Lets see how strong you are.”
स्वागत है मोदी जी! आइए मैदान में। कल सुबह आपकी सीबीआई का अपने घर और दफ्तर में इंतज़ार करूँगा। देखते हैं कितना ज़ोर है आपके बाजुए कातिल में। https://t.co/EZmXUR9p9c
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) January 18, 2017
Regarding the probe against Manish Sisodia, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal tweeted saying," Great Modi Ji. You take bribe and charge a case against us!"
वाह रे मोदी जी। रिश्वत खाओ ख़ुद और केस करो हम पे। चोरी और सीनाज़ोरी https://t.co/AONp0JhYAU
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 18, 2017
Notably, CBI is also probing five cases of alleged irregularities in the AAP government including two FIRs against alleged anomalies in the Delhi Waqf Board when AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan was chairman and appointment of Nikunj Aggarwal as a senior resident in a government hospital and later as the officer on special duty to health minister Jain.
Earlier, CBI had registered another PE in connection with the creation of a “feedback unit” in the Delhi vigilance directorate to gather information on how the city’s government departments were performing.
The cases were referred to the central agency when Najeeb Jung was lieutenant governor of the national capital. Jung resigned from his position last month.
According to the reports, these irregularities were highlighted when a Jung-appointed panel went through more than 400 files of the Kejriwal government. That was done to check whether all decisions by the government were in accordance with the law.