Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab’s Mann met with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s family on Tuesday after his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Kejriwal and Mann visited Sisodia’s residence in Delhi to express their solidarity with the family and to show their support for the Deputy Chief Minister. Kejriwal and Mann were accompanied by several other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, including Sanjay Singh, Gopal Rai, and Satyendar Jain.
The AAP leaders met with Sisodia’s family and discussed the situation. They assured the family that the party will stand by them and will do whatever it takes to ensure Sisodia’s release.
The CBI had arrested Sisodia on Monday in connection with a case related to alleged irregularities in the Delhi government’s advertising and publicity expenditure. The CBI had registered a case against Sisodia and other officials of the Delhi government in connection with the alleged irregularities.
The AAP has strongly condemned the arrest of Sisodia and has accused the BJP-led central government of using the CBI to target its leaders. The party has also alleged that the arrest is a part of the BJP’s “political vendetta” against the AAP.
Kejriwal and Mann have urged the central government to release Sisodia immediately and to stop using the CBI to target its political opponents. They have also demanded that the CBI should focus on investigating real cases of corruption instead of targeting political opponents.
The AAP has also announced that it will launch a nationwide protest against the arrest of Sisodia. The party has also called for a special session of the Delhi Assembly to discuss the issue.