In a contemporary salvo against the AAP-led Delhi executive over its coverage of alcohol, the BJP said on Sunday that Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s type of alcohol could also be portrayed in ‘ABCD where A stands for promotion, B for bahane baazi (to make excuses) and blame recreation, C for corruption and raised veil, and D for deviation or misappropriation”. Delhi’s liquor policy pitted the BJP against the AAP.
BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla made the statements during a press conference held at the party headquarters in Delhi earlier in the day. He added that Kejriwal had replaced his government’s “happiness classes” model with that of “happiness glasses”.
“This policy came to light after LG Delhi (Vinai Kumar Saxena) ordered a CBI investigation. While our policy is to provide tap water to every household, Kejriwal’s policy is to provide alcohol to every household,” Poonawalla said at the press conference, the news agency reported. PTI. The party spokesman alleged that the AAP government had given “ ₹144 crore waiver from the alcohol mafia,” and are now working overtime to turn people in Punjab and Delhi – both ruled by the AAP – into drug addicts despite promises to the contrary.
Delhi LG Saxena had on Friday recommended the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigate the AAP Regime Excise Policy 2021-22, pointing to several procedural flaws in its implementation which it said were aimed at benefiting private barons alcohol and to higher people. of the government.
Notably, the new alcohol policy was introduced in November last year, with Kejriwal’s government saying it would eliminate bad practices and improve user experience.
Kejriwal, however, dismissed all of the allegations, calling them “baseless” and false. He also predicted that Delhi’s deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, who also heads the capital’s excise department, would be arrested. “I said they would arrest Manish Sisodia. There is a new system in India. They decide who should be imprisoned and then a fake case is made against that person. This case is bogus. There is no truth in that,” he said on Friday.
He further stated that Sisodia was an “honest politician” and that the AAP was “not afraid of jail”.
Later, officials at LG head office responded to Kejriwal’s remarks, announcing that Sisodia, under the full political patronage of CM Delhi, had made decisions on the new excise policy without taking the Cabinet into confidence.