Anurag Thakur challenges Arvind Kejriwal on Delhi liquor policy, retaliates after Manish Sisodia's PC

Pankaj Prasad
Union Minister Anurag Thakur
Union Minister Anurag Thakur

The Union Minister further said in his counterattack that after the CBI raid in the Excise scam, Manish Sisodia's gestures and face were coloured.

New Delhi: After the press conference of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia regarding the raids of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), BJP leader and Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday retaliated. Talking to the media, he said that Manish Sisodia is an accused in the excise 'scam', but Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is its 'mastermind'. He said that the Aam Aadmi Party should not try to hide the excise 'scam' under the guise of other issues. The real face of the party has been exposed.

Manish Sisodia's name changed

Union Minister Anurag Thakur also accused Manish Sisodia of making money and keeping silence while targeting. He said that after this scam Manish Sisodia has changed his name and now his name is 'Money...shshshsh' i.e. make money and shut up. Along with this, on Aam Aadmi Party's claim to emerge as BJP's main rival in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Anurag Thakur said that AAP had made big claims in the past too, but the party could not stand in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Excise policy was fine then why was it withdrawn

The Union Minister further said in his counterattack that after the CBI raid in the Excise scam, Manish Sisodia's gestures and face were coloured. He was not able to answer the questions of the journalists of the media. He himself said that do not worry about the liquor scam. This means that he admitted in front of the media in the PC that there was a liquor scam. He accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that if your excise policy was good, then why did you take it back.

Why the government's mercy on the liquor mafia

Union Minister Anurag Thakur asked Arvind Kejriwal why the manufacturing companies were allowed to sell liquor. On October 25, when the officials of the Excise Department raised questions on the blacklisted companies, then why were they allowed to sell liquor. Why did the liquor mafia forgive Rs 144 crore without the cabinet? He asked why the government has remained so merciful to the liquor mafia.