‘The Kejriwal model failed; Corruption has peaked in Delhi’: Union Minister Anurag Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur

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Vijayawada: Union Minister Anurag Thakur laid guns on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, calling him the ‘pivot’ in Delhi’s liquor policy affair. He also claimed that corruption had “reached its peak” in the nation’s capital.

The BJP leader said the resumption of excise policing in Delhi after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids “proved” that corruption had happened in the city.

Speaking to the media, Anurag Thakur said: “The Kejriwal model has failed in Delhi. Corruption has peaked. The revival of excise policy in Delhi after the CBI raid proves that corruption has taken place. “

“Kingpin Arvind Kejriwal will have to answer for that,” he added.

His comments came the day Delhi’s deputy CM Manish Sisodia claimed the central agency had issued a supervisory circular against him in connection with the case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday raided 31 locations, including the residence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in connection with irregularities in the Delhi government’s 2021-22 excise policy.

On Saturday, the CBI summoned several defendants for questioning in the Delhi excise policy corruption case.

The investigative agency is currently investigating the process of verifying bank transactions as well as case-related documents and electronic gadgets seized during the searches.

Excise officials, liquor company executives, dealers and unknown officials and individuals have also been charged in the case.

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