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Modi takes money from corporates, but raids honest people: Kejriwal

Modi takes money from corporates, but raids honest people: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes money from the corporates but conducts raids on honest people. He said he does not fear the CBI.

“You (Modi) take bribes from Sahara and Birla groups, papers of which are in the public domain, but you conduct raids on the honest people. Do whatever you want to but we are not afraid of your CBI threats,” Kejriwal said in a video message.

“Modi ji raided my minister Satyendar Jain’s office today (Friday). A year back, he had conducted raid at my office too, but got nothing. I want to tell him (Modi) that we do not fear the Central Bureau of Investigation,” Kejriwal, who is visiting Punjab, said in the message.

“You (Modi) have unleashed all official agencies, including the CBI, Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax Department on us but got nothing,” the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor said.

His reaction came after a CBI team on Friday raided Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s OSD (Officer on Special Duty) Nikunj Aggarwal’s office at the Delhi Secretariat.

The raid comes a day after a case was filed against Aggarwal, a senior resident at Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, and Anup Mohta, Director of Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya in east Delhi’s Geeta Colony, on the charge of criminal conspiracy and under the Prevention of Corruption Act on a complaint from Delhi government’s Deputy Secretary Vigilance K.S. Meena.

Kejriwal said he will tell the people that Modi ji took huge bribe from corporates like Birla and Sahara when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister.

“I am showing papers related to bribe taken by you (Modi) to the entire nation and will continue to do so,” he said.

Kejriwal said he was ready for any probe if the BJP-led central government agreed to a probe into the Sahara and Birla “bribery scams” as well.

“I challenge you (Modi) to get all our works investigated but we will also set up a committee to probe Sahara and Birla bribery scams. Are you ready for this? Tell me, if you have the guts,” Kejriwal said.

“Last year, I said Modi ji is a coward and a psychopath. It will be proved if you don’t agree for the probe.”

–IANS