Manish Sisodia may be arrested within days: Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 23: Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener, expressed apprehension that Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia may be arrested soon.
"We heard that Sisodia-ji will be arrested in 10 days. Seeing your enthusiasm, it appears that he might be arrested in two or three days," said Arvind Kejriwal at a massive public meeting at Gujarat's Bhavnagar today.
Looking at the enthusiasm of the youth in Gujarat, it appears Sisodia may be arrested in two to three days instead of ten days he believed earlier, said Kejriwal, who is on a tour of the BJP-ruled state where Assembly polls are due by the year-end. He was speaking at a townhall programme in Bhavnagar.
Sisodia, who was also present at the event, said the growing enthusiasm among the people of Gujarat in supporting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP ) in Gujarat was the reason behind the CBI action against him. The deputy CM is among 15 people and entities named in an FIR registered by the CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Delhi excise policy.
The central agency had raided Sisodia's residence last week in connection with its case. "Your energy that I saw, some TV channel must be running (this progrmme live) and they'd be watching sitting there (Delhi). I was hearing they were going to arrest Manish Sisodia in ten days, but now I believe they are going to arrest him in the next two to three days," Kejriwal said.
The CM's statement came on a day when official sources said in New Delhi that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case to probe alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy allegedly involving Sisodia and others.