Anurag Thakur's statement came after CBI raid on Manish Sisodia.

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New Delhi:

On Friday, the Central Investigation Agency (CBI) conducted raids against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia.

Regarding this, Union Minister Anurag Thakur made a scathing attack on Sisodia as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

He said that "the truth of Kejriwal and Sisodia has come to the fore with the liquor contracts scam".

Taking a jibe at Delhi CM, he said that "Arvind Kejriwal should not consider the public as a fool. Stop giving messages to the nation."

Thakur said that "as much as a corrupt person wears the cloak of honesty, he remains corrupt. And the corruption of the Aam Aadmi Party has come to the fore many times. There has been a lot of corruption in liquor contracts in Delhi. Why was the liquor policy withdrawn?

He said that "when his first minister Satyendar Jain went to jail, he did not even sack him. He is saying that his memory has gone. Excise minister has become excuse minister, lest his memory also be lost."


No matter how hard a corrupt person tries to prove himself innocent, he will still remain corrupt.

This is not the first case of corruption by AAP.

There has been huge corruption in the liquor stores in Delhi: Union Min Anurag Thakur on CBI raids at Dy CM's residence

— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2022

Let us tell you that today a team of CBI reached Manish Sisodia's house.

CBI is raiding 21 places today regarding the excise policy of Delhi government.

According to officials, these raids are taking place at the place of many officers of the Excise Department and liquor traders.

Apart from Manish Sisodia, there are some other people including 3 public servants in the raid.

Giving information about the raids, Manish Sisodia said in a tweet that "These people are upset with the excellent work of education and health of Delhi. That is why the Health Minister of Delhi and the Education Minister have been arrested so that the good work of education health can be stopped. There are false allegations against him. The truth will come out in the court."

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Officials said the CBI has registered an FIR in connection with alleged irregularities in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy, which was brought in November last year.

During the raids, CBI teams reached 21 places, including the premises of Sisodia and four public servants including AGMUT cadre IAS officer and former Excise Commissioner Krishna, he said.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor V.K.

Saxena had recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Excise Policy 2021-22.

He said that the CBI inquiry was recommended on the basis of the report given by the Chief Secretary of Delhi in July, which included the Government of National Capital Territory Act 1991, Working Rules (TOBR)-1993, Delhi Excise Act-2009 and Delhi Excise Act. It was said that there was a prima facie violation of Rule-2010.

In addition, the tender was followed by "deliberate and gross procedural lapses" to "give undue advantage to those seeking liquor trading licenses", officials said.

Video: CBI team reaches Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's house