Truth will never vanquish, Manish Sisodia will soon walk out of jail, says emotional Kejriwal
New Delhi, June 7: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday turned emotional as he spoke about the contributions of jailed AAP leader and former minister Manish Sisodia.
Speaking about former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia, who has been in jail since this February in the alleged Delhi liquor policy case, Arvind Kejriwal launched a veiled attack on the BJP and said it was attempting to "stop the revolution in education" in schools in the national capital.
"We have to continue to carry forward his dream. We do not have let stop his work. He (Manish Sisodia) will come out (jail) very soon. The truth will never vanquish," an emotional Kejriwal said after inaugurating a new building at Dr Ambedkar School of specialised excellence in Dariyapur Kalyan here.
In an apparent reference to the BJP-led Central Government, without naming it, Arvind Kejriwal alleged that some people wanted to "ensure the revolution in education in Delhi schools is finished".
"We will not let it finish. It was the dream of Manish Sisodia to see that every child should get the best possible education," Arvind Kejriwal said.
He also accused the ruling BJP government of framing Manish Sisodia in false cases. "They (BJP) framed Manish Sisodia in false cases and got him arrested. He is in jail for many months. Why is he behind bars?" Arvind Kejriwal asked, adding that, "Big goons are roaming around in the country. But they do not arrest them".
Arvind Kejriwal said he believed that Manish Sisodia was jailed as he was providing good education to students, and building good schools. 'Had he (Sisodia) not done such a good job in the education sector, he would not have been arrested," said Arvind Kejriwal while taking a dig at the BJP.
"They can't tolerate seeing students getting good marks in the exam. Children from poor families are receiving good education. Such things hurt them," Kejriwal lashed out at the BJP, without naming anyone.
The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected Manish Sisodia's interim bail plea for six weeks in connection to the Delhi excise policy case.
The AAP leader recently moved an interim bail citing his wife's illness and sought six weeks of bail. Sisodia was arrested by the CBI earlier in its ongoing investigation of a case related to alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD).