Delhi: BJP Puts Up Hoardings Calling For Kejriwal’s Resignation After ED Raids AAP’s Sanjay Singh – News18

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The BJP put up the hoarding in Delhi’s ITO, while the party workers also staged a protest outside AAP office. (Screengrabs: X/PTI)

The ED conducted raids at AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh’s residence on Wednesday in connection with the liquor policy scam

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday put up hoardings demanding Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal to resign amid the raids on AAP MP Sanjay Singh by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the liquor policy scam.

The hoardings put up in Delhi’s ITO and at AAP’s office read, “The mastermind of the liquor scam. Kejriwal’s friend became a government witness. Kejriwal resign.”

The BJP workers also staged a protest outside AAP office demanding Kejriwal’s resignation.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Parvesh Verma — during the party’s protest outside AAP office — said, “Sanjay Singh’s name has always been there in the Delhi excise policy scam. The people who were caught during the probe must have named him during the interrogation, which is why there is a raid at his house.” Verma said that the raids are not conducted without evidence.

After the ED raids began at the AAP MP’s residence, leaders from both AAP and BJP have been raining down each other with allegations of corruption. The official X handle of AAP — hours after the raids began — posted an image of Singh with a poster in the background which read, “Welcome to the Fakkad House, ED!”

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh came out in support of the AAP MP and said, “I condemn the raids on MP Sanjay Singh’s residence.”

AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, on the other hand, said that the ED has not recovered a single penny in nearly thousands of their raids, adding that, they will not find anything at Sanjay Singh’s residence either. Kejriwal termed these raids as “signs of desperation”, adding that such raids willl continue till elections.

Meanwhile, AAP workers were detained in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow after they staged a protest against the ED raided MP Sanjay Singh’s residence in the Delhi excise police case.

ED Raid on Sanjay Singh

The Enforcement Directorate conducted raids at AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh’s residence on Wednesday. The raids were said to be in connection with the liquor policy scam, for which his aides had been searched by ED earlier this year.

The raids come a day after AAP leader Manish Sisodia’s close associate Dinesh Arora and YSRCP MP Magunta Reddy’s son Raghav Manguta turned approver in the money laundering case in relation to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam.

ED sources told News18 that at this stage, no comment can be given on weather Dinesh Arora turning approver has given fresh leads. However, sources said that there are allegations about the Singh’s role in tweaking the Delhi excise policy.

Delhi Excise Policy Scam So Far

Former deputy chief minister of Delhi and Sanjay Singh’s party colleague Manish Sisodia is lodged in jail in connection with the liquor policy scam.

Sisodia was first arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on February 26 for his alleged role in the scam, following which he resigned from the state cabinet on February 28.

Later, ED arrested Sisodia on March 9 from Tihar Jail, wehre he is currently lodged. The ED — in its nearly 270-page supplementary charge sheet with annexures running into 2,000 pages — has called the AAP leader a “key conspirator” in the case.

The Delhi liquor scam case or the excise policy case says that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government’s excise policy for 2021-22 to grant licences to liquor traders allowed cartelisation and favoured certain dealers who had allegedly paid bribes for it, a charge that has been strongly refuted by the AAP.

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