After no noise for nearly a month, in a surprise the Delhi Liquor scam surfaced on the headlines this afternoon. The Enforcement Directorate has filed a supplementary charge-sheet at the Rouse Avenue Court and this charge-sheet had the names of New Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, YCP MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy and BRS MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha Rao.
The ED in its charge-sheet alleged that Delhi CM Kejriwal, businessman Sameer Mahendru spoke on FaceTime call arranged by AAP leader Vijay Nair. Besides these three prominent names, ED has included another 17 names in the charge-sheet.
The ED’s allegations were Vijay Nair received Rs 100 crore from the ‘South group’ which comprised Kavitha of Telangana’s ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi, YCP MP Magunta Srinivasalu Reddy, and Sarath Reddy of Aurobindo Pharma, as advance for licenses in Delhi liquor policy.
Reacting to the ED charge-sheet, Delhi CM denied any wrongdoing. “ED’s primary duty is to trace the corruption but it is bound to topple the state governments where BJP is in opposition,” said Delhi CM Kejriwal.
The BRS party has also responded to ED’s supplementary charge-sheet. “It’s AAP and BRS along with other opposition parties that demanded for a debate on the report published by Hindenburg Research against the Adani Groups. This ED charge-sheet is nothing but a diversionary tactic of the BJP,” said BRS.