Despite continuing raids, Manish Sisodia asserts that ED won’t uncover anything


Manish Sisodia, the deputy CM and a senior member of the AAP, has expressed strong opinions in response to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) ongoing raids at 35 locations on Tuesday in the national Capital and other locations spread across multiple states in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy case.

Sisodia’s home, which the CBI searched last month in connection with the excise case, has not yet been searched by the ED.

The deputy CM Sisodia, who is a defendant in a FIR filed by the CBI in the excise case, stated nothing will be found in the raids that are being carried out by the ED at several places in the excise case.

“Earlier, the CBI conducted a raid in which nothing was discovered; similarly, nothing will be discovered in the ED search. All of this is being done to halt the changes being made in the education sector by (CM) Arvind Kejriwal. Even if they abused the CBI and ED, they wouldn’t be able to stop it, Sisodia added, criticising the BJP-led national government.

Sisodia charged that the CBI and ED were being abused by the federal administration.

Sisodia responded that he had no knowledge of if ED planned to conduct raids at his home as well.

According to Sisodia, “I have worked honestly, and even if they (ED) execute a raid, they might unearth building plans of some schools.”

AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj responded to the news by saying that following the CBI, the ED also awarded Manish Sisodia a “clean chit.”

“The ED is conducting searches at numerous locations, however it did not go to Manish Sisodia’s home to conduct raids. They decided against conducting a raid because they knew they wouldn’t find anything. After the CBI, the ED has now cleared Sisodia, according to Bharadwaj.

In the meantime, on Tuesday, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, the leader of the opposition in the Delhi assembly, would lead a group of BJP MLAs and leaders in a protest outside Sisodia’s home over the excise matter.

“The AAP government is involved in excise case corruption. Not that we are saying it. The excise case has been marred by irregularities and corruption, according to Delhi’s chief secretary. Manish Sisodia’s removal from the Delhi government would be demanded through a demonstration, according to Bidhuri.