Deputy chief minister of India's Delhi questioned in graft case

Danny Woods
June 16, 2017

Deputy chief minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A Central Bureau of Investigation team on Friday visited Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia about alleged irregularities in the Aam Aadmi Party-led government's Talk to AK scheme, ANI reported.

The CBI had said earlier that the PE was registered in the case over "allegations of improprieties and violation of extent rules and regulations in award of work pertaining to the media campaign".

"A team of officers have gone to Sisodia's residence to record his statement in a preliminary enquiry registered in the Talk to AK programme scam", a CBI official told IANS.

The program was an interactive session for the public to speak to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

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The proposal for Rs 1.5 crore was given a go-ahead despite objections from the Principal Secretary and created a liability for the government.

In January, the CBI had launched a preliminary enquiry against Sisodia for alleged irregularities in the project.

However, the CBI clarified that "there is no raid or search being conducted at the premises of Manish Sisodia".

Stating that the BJP was engaged in politics of vendetta, AAP said the raids were being carried out because it has "shaken the corrupt roots of conventional political parties through its people centric governance". The complaint was filed by the Delhi government's Vigilance Department. "#RIPDemocracy", he said, adding that the Delhi government will not be scared.

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