After reports emerged of the CBI launching an initial inquiry against AAP leader Manish Sisodia over a matter of financial irregularities, the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called him a ‘coward,’ in a series of tweets.
“Modi ji, this is why I call you a coward. When you are on the brink of defeat in Goa and Punjab, you begin playing this CBI game?” Kejriwal wrote on Twitter on Wednesday evening.
The CBI’s inquiry was planned on the basis of a complaint filed by the Delhi government’s Vigilance Department. As per the complaint, a consultant of a renowned public relations firm was hired by the Delhi government to endorse “Talk to AK” (Talk to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal) campaign. A proposal of Rs 1.5 crore was also set for this drive.
But the complaint alleged that regardless of oppositions from the Principal Secretary, the government went ahead with the proposal. The money was used thereby creating a liability for the government. Now the CBI will probe the matter, allegations and the alleged role of Sisodia and others.
However, Kejriwal alleged that PM Modi was reacting against the party and its leaders as the BJP is not doing well in the run-up to the assembly polls in Goa and Punjab. He thinks AAP will be victorious in these states.
The AAP national convener turns the tables on PM Modi, saying “Wow Modi ji! First you take bribes, then register a case against us. Such hypocrisy.” That’s not all. Kejriwal in another tweet wrote, “It seems Modi ji has lost it. The Prime Minister of the country has only this left to do. He is after us.”
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also joined him. “Welcome Modi ji. Take up the challenge. I will wait for your CBI at my home and office tomorrow morning. We’ll see whether your charges have any weight behind them,” Sisodia posted on Twitter.