New Delhi [India]: Delhi Police on Wednesday detained a few BJP workers who gathered to protest outside the Aam Aadmi Party office, demanding the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
This comes after the ED conducted raids on Tuesday at AAP MP Sanjay Singh's residence in connection with the Delhi excise policy-linked money laundering case.
Coming out in support of AAP MP Sanjay Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that nothing will be found at his residence, adding that all agencies like ED and CBI would get active as the 2024 elections are coming.
"Nothing will be found at his residence. 2024 elections are coming and they know that they will lose. These are desperate attempts by them. As elections near, all agencies like ED, CBI and will get active," Delhi CM said.
AAP leader and Delhi minister Saurabh Bhardwaj said the charges against Sanjay Singh were fictitious.
"This is such a fictitious scam in which investigation is going on for the last 15 months... ED and CBI have conducted raids in at least 1000 places but not even Rs 1 has been recovered from anywhere...They will not get anything at the residence of Sanjay Singh as well...BJP is losing the elections, this is the truth..." Bhardwaj said.
Demanding the resignation of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader and parliamentarian Manoj Tiwari said, "We have gathered here demanding resignation from Delhi CM. Former Delhi ministers Satyendar Jain and Manish Sisodia have been in jail for a long time and Arvind Kejriwal is trying to save them. He is the mastermind of all of them."
Earlier this May, Singh in a letter to Finance Secretary T V Somanathan said that the ED Director and Assistant Director deliberately linked his name to the alleged liquor scam without any basis, tarnishing his public image and defaming him.
Singh mentioned that his name was added on the basis of statements from Delhi-based businessman and former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's close aide Dinesh Arora.
Singh also alleged that the officers misused their position and tarnished his public image. He said he already sent a legal notice to the officers to issue an open and public apology.
According to ED sources, the name of the AAP leader appears four times in the ED charge sheet out of which one reference was wrong and typed inadvertently.