New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday levelled a serious accusation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he alleged that the latter shared the names of 15 people with Delhi Police, CBI and ED, asking them to “conduct raids and file fake FIRs” against these individuals and “ruin them before the next elections”.During a virtual interaction, Manish Sisodia claimed that many names on the list are from the Aam Aadmi Party, news agency PTI reported.ALSO READ | Centre To Pay PF Of Employees Who Lost Jobs, But Called Again In Small Scale Jobs Till 2022: FM SitharamanFollowing this, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also raised similar concerns as he took to Twitter and wrote that nothing had come out of the earlier raids or fake cases.In a tweet in Hindi, Kejriwal wrote, “Do politics of votes and win the trust of people. There were so many fake cases filed against us and raids conducted but you got nothing. You want to file more fake cases and carry out raids? You are welcome.”
In his statement over the issue, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia claimed: “We have learnt from reliable sources that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has handed over a list of 15 people to the CBI, the ED and the Delhi Police, asking them to conduct raids and file fake FIRs against them (people on the list) in order to ruin them before the next elections”, PTI reported.He alleged that Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana promised to have the task completed.”Rakesh Asthana is Modiji’s ‘brahmastra’. He has promised that come what may, he will get the job done,” Sisodia added.Sisodia then went on to say that the AAP does politics of truth and honesty, “You can send the CBI and the ED, we will welcome them”.He also claimed that there had been previous instances where the Kejriwal-led party’s leaders were “targeted” but nothing came out of those attempts.”I want to ask — What did you get in the earlier raids? There are 12 cases against Satyendar Jain. The CBI has raided my house and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office. Police raided CM’s house and even entered his bedroom. What came out of those raids?” he questioned.”There were ‘fake’ cases registered against 21 of our MLAs and the courts scolded the police for filing such cases. The Centre got the Shunglu Committee to scrutinise 450 files of our government but what came out of it. We have full faith in ourselves,” he claimed.Manish Sisodia emphasised that AAP is gaining popularity in other states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and had even won 27 seats in the municipal corporation polls in Gujarat, which has been the stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party.The allegations come as parties prepare to fight assembly elections slated to take place in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab next year. Meanwhile, BJP and Union government are yet to respond over the claims by AAP leaders.