On Sunday, the BJP demanded a judicial inquiry into two luncheons at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence last year which allegedly cost around Rs 11 lakh.
Although the charges have been denied by AAP, the leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta claims that Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had “conspired” with the principal secretary finance to “suppress” the matter.
“BJP wants the Lt Governor to order a judicial inquiry which is conducted in a time-bound manner. Action should be taken against ministers and officials involved. The details of the menu should also be disclosed,” he said at a press conference.
The lunch was hosted and the food was consumed, so AAP’s clarification makes “no sense”, Gupta said.
Sisodia, in defence, said that he had never cleared the files concerning the payment of the claimed amount. On Saturday, Sisodia had claimed, “The so-called food bill of Rs 13,000 per plate was sent to me by officers for clearance a year back, but I never approved those. The files have been with the then L-G Najeeb Jung’s office for the past six months. It seems the L-G’s office has leaked it now under pressure from the BJP.”