Arvind Kejriwal today announced that he would pray for the country during Holi celebrations tomorrow, slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the arrests of two of his top ministers, Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain.
In a video message, the Delhi Chief Minister said he was worried about the state of affairs in the country. “Everyone knows that government schools and hospitals are in a bad shape… But two people — Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain — who improved these government schools and hospitals are in jail,” he said.
“A country where the Prime Minister jails people who provide good education and good health facilities to people and supports those who rob the country, it is worrying…I will meditate and pray for the country tomorrow. If you also think what Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing is wrong and you, too, are worried about the country, then I urge you, after celebrating Holi, please take out time to pray for the country,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief urged.
Mr Kejriwal said he was not worried for Manish Sisodia or Satyendar Jain as they are “brave”.
“They are very brave. They can die for the country. No one can break their resolve. I am worried about the state of the country. There is no one to work for the common man or listen to the common man,” he alleged.
“After 75 years, there is a person who has given the poorest the kind of education that was available only to the rich. That person is Manish Sisodia. Government hospitals across the country are in bad shape. After 75 years of independence, a person changed the face of health facilities and provided a new health model with mohalla clinics. That person is Satyendar Jain. But they are thrown in jail on false charges,” he said.
Satyendar Jain was arrested in May last year in a corruption case.
Manish Sisodia was arrested by the CBI on February 26.
Both ministers quit the Delhi cabinet last week.
AAP’s number 2 leader has been accused of corruption in a new liquor policy that was scrapped within 9 months after Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena recommended a CBI probe. The Arvind Kejriwal government faces allegations of giving illegal benefits to liquor licensees after launching a new policy in November 2021.
AAP and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have strongly refuted the allegations, alleging a political agenda in the arrests.
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