New DelhiDelhi BJP leader Manoj Tiwari on Thursday alleged that all opposition leaders who wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the CBI and the ED were “involved in corruption” and there is panic among the corrupt after their arrests. AAP leader Manish Sisodia In the Delhi Excise Policy matter, he alleged that the aim of the leaders writing the letter was not to attack the central agencies but to divert the attention of the people from the issue of corruption.
Tiwari said, “All the 9 leaders who wrote the letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi are involved in corruption and their aim is not to attack the CBI and ED, but to divert the attention of the people from the real issue of corruption.”
He alleged that there is “panic among the corrupt” after Sisodia’s arrest and that those who once spoke against corruption are now “embracing the corrupt”.
He alleged, “The main objective of the Modi government is that no corrupt person should go unpunished and no innocent should be punished. All the corrupt have come together as the heat of investigation is reaching the mastermind of corruption.
Responding to AAP’s allegation that there was a threat to Sisodia’s life in Tihar Jail, Tiwari said it was “ridiculous and raises many questions”.
“The command of the prison in Delhi is with the Delhi government, whose head works on the instructions of Kejriwal. How can Sisodia’s life be in danger in such a situation?” He asked.
Tiwari also said that security should be increased inside Sisodia’s jail.
Opposition leaders write to PM Modi against ‘misuse’ of ED, CBI
On 5 March, nine opposition leaders, including chief ministers Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, K Chandrasekhar Rao, wrote a joint letter to Prime Minister Modi, alleging “blatant misuse” of central agencies against members of the opposition.
The other signatories of the letter were Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Tejashwi Yadav (RJD), Sharad Pawar (NCP), Farooq Abdullah (Jammu & Kashmir National Conference), Uddhav Thackeray (Shiv Sena, UBT) and Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party.
“The blatant misuse of central agencies against members of the opposition suggests that we have transitioned from a democracy to an autocracy, misuse of central agencies and constitutional offices like Governor – to settle scores outside the electoral battleground,” the letter said This is highly condemnable as it does not bode well for our democracy.