New Delhi, Dec. 15 (ANI): Attempting to downplay the raid conducted by the CBI on the Delhi Secretariat, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal vowed to continue the fight against the ruling dispensation till his last breath and alleged that the investigating agency was looking for the DDCA files related to graft cases in which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is involved.
“The raid was conducted to look for the files of DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association) in which Jaitley is involved in graft cases,” he claimed.
“The CBI was searching all the files in my office which was pending to be signed by me. I want to ask why they are searching the files. I want to ask which files the CBI is looking for in my office. These files are of the DDCA in which Arun Jaitley is involved. Arun Jaitley is the president of DDCA from the last several years. I had set up an inquiry committee to find about the corruption cases in DDCA, which is under Arun Jaitley. The report is out and the commission of inquiry was about to be set up which was in my office,” Kejriwal said.
“If Rajender Kumar was favouring a particular firm in getting tenders from various Delhi Government departments in 2007 then what was Modi ji doing till 2015,” he added.
Kejriwal also dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that that he was not at all scared of the CBI raid.
“I want to tell Modi ji, you scared other people through CBI, but you have no idea what Kejriwal is made up of. I will keep fighting till my last breath for the country,” Kejriwal said.
Justifying his ‘coward remark’ against Prime Minister Modi, he said, “My words are bad but your deeds are wrong. If you apologise for your deeds to this country then I will apologise for my words.”
Kejriwal earlier claimed that the CBI raided his office at the behest of Prime Minister Modi. He also went as far as to call the Prime Minister a ‘coward and a psychopath’.
“CBI lying. My own office raided. Files of CM office are being looked into. Let Modi say which file he wants?” Kejriwal tweeted.
“I am the only CM who dismissed, on my own, a minister n a senior officer on charges of corruption and handed their cases to CBI. If CBI had any evidence against Rajender, why didn’t they share it wid me? I wud hv acted against him,” he said in another tweet.
The CBI has registered a case against Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajender Kumar for allegedly favouring a firm in getting contracts from Delhi government.
“FM lied in Parliament. My own office files are being looked into to get some evidence against me. Rajender is an excuse,” tweeted Kejriwal.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, hit back at Kejriwal for his unwarranted criticism of Prime Minister Modi following the CBI raid and alleged that a ‘nervous’ Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo is demeaning the PMO with his baseless allegation.
Refuting Kejriwal’s allegation on the raid on Chief Minister’s office, the CBI has said that the raid was conducted on the Principal Secretary’s office following a warrant. (ANI)