BJP lambasts AAP for protecting Manish Sisodia to avoid CBI probe


Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sudhanshu Trivedi on Sunday drew an analogy of Lokmanya Tilak’s ‘Swaraj’ slogan, and said that the Aam Aadmi Party considers “corruption as their birthright” while also seeing it as its “right” to avoid investigations against corruption charges.
This comes after the AAP leaders protested against the arrest of party leader and former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the excise policy scam case. “Lokmanya Tilak started a revolution of Swaraj, but he wouldn’t have thought that in future there would be parties sitting in power which would say corruption is their birthright. They think that avoiding investigations against corruption charges is their right,” Trivedi said while speaking to a news agency.
The BJP leader further called out the AAP’s change of stance against other political parties before the party was floated riding on the waves of the ‘India against Corruption’ movement across the country.
Asked about the letter written by nine Opposition leaders including Arvind Kejriwal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the arrest of Sisodia, Trivedi said that AAP is the same party which levelled allegations of corruption against the same Opposition leaders with whom they are seeking support today.
“This is the same party which used to say that there should be a resignation as soon as allegations of corruption are levelled, and an investigation should be done later. Today they say there should not even be an investigation.
Who are they taking support from – those against whom they had levelled allegations of corruption on the Ramlila Maidan?” he said.
Meahwhile Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shehzad Poonawalla on Sunday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is playing the victim card in connection with Manish Sisodia’s arrest and asked if the court is mentally “harassing” the former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister by not granting him relief.
Taking a potshot at the AAP, Poonawalla alleged that the party has transformed from a party which rose from the ‘India against corruption’ movement to a party protecting and celebrating corruption.
They are playing the victim card to safeguard themselves from the allegations of corruption.
The AAP should answer the questions related to the Excise policy case,” the BJP leader said while speaking to a prominent news agency.