What does Modi want now, asks Kejriwal after CBI raid at Jain’s house
New Delhi, May 30 "What does PM Modi want?"--posed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today, hours after the CBI raided the residence of PWD Minister Satyendar Jain in connection with alleged violation of norms in hiring architects for the Public Works Department. The ruling AAP accused the central dispensation of keeping the party ministers and MLAs in controversy to ensure that the work done by the Delhi government was not highlighted among the people. It said the 'raid' was an attempt to divert people's attention from the "good works" done by the Arvind Kejriwal government. The raid was conducted after the CBI filed a fresh case against Jain in connection with alleged violation of norms in hiring architects for the public works department (PWD). "What does PM Modi want?", Kejriwal tweeted after the PWD minister in a tweet earlier in the day confirmed that the central agency had raided his house over the alleged hiring of the creative team by his department. In reference to the Delhi government's recent decision to cap "excess charges" by private hospitals, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the AAP dispensation was stopping "loot" of private hospitals, but the "Centre gets pain, and it gets raids done by CBI". Senior AAP leader Ashish Khetan alleged it has become a pattern in the last three years that whenever the Delhi government did "good work", the CBI, Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) and Delhi Police register cases against Aam Aadmi Party ministers and MLAs. "They (Centre) try to ensure that our works are not highlighted among people and keep us in controversy. In the last three years, Modi's police has failed to provide single evidence in courts against AAP ministers and MLAs. "Our MLAs have been acquitted by courts in all cases registered against them," Khetan told reporters here. The AAP leader also alleged that the CBI and Delhi Police have been trying to "implicate" AAP leaders in false cases. "Raid is conducted on us so that an elected government is not allowed to work. In the history of democracy in 70 years, such harassment of an elected government has never been done by central agencies," Khetan said. Jain is already facing probe in a case pertaining to money laundering. The CBI had registered a preliminary enquiry into the hiring of 24 architects for a creative wing of the PWD through an agency, which reportedly lacked any prior experience, the officials said.
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