New Delhi: Shortly after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids at Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s residence, Arvind Kejriwal shared the front page of US based newspaper New York Times and said the raids took place because world has ‘started talking about Delhi’s education model.’
The tweet, depicting the front page of New York Times (NYT) showed a photograph of a Delhi school and also Manish Sisodia hailing students for their brilliance in academics.
Delhi has made India proud. Delhi model is on the front page of the biggest newspaper of US. Manish Sisodia is the best education minister of independent India. pic.twitter.com/6erXmLB2be
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 19, 2022
Though CM Kejriwal refrained from directly attacking the Centre, he drew a parallel between Delhi’s education model getting recognized by world’s biggest newspaper & Centre’s ‘ill-intentioned’ action.
“CBI is welcome. Raids were conducted even before. Nothing came out. Nothing will come out even now (sic),” tweeted Kejriwal in Hindi.
Kejriwal further claimed that the Centre was trying to derail Delhi’s education model and accused it of doing vindictive politics.
“In 75 years, whoever did good work, were stopped. That is why India remained behind. But we will not stop the good work being done in Delhi,” CM Kejriwal said.
Sisodia also said that it was unfortunate that something which should be emulated by others is suppressed by those in power.
How Twitter responded
As the CBI raids at Deputy CM hogged the headlines, a lot many users took to Twitter to share views. Most of the users were unsparing of Kejriwal dispensation and alleged that this was not NYT’s view but paid & manipulated campaign by AAP govt.
टैक्स पेयर के पैसों से US के अखबारों में विज्ञापन देकर NYT के फ्रंट पेज पर फ़ोटो छपवा लेने से आप के भ्रष्टाचार का पाप मिट नही जाएगा। चोरों को जेल जाना ही होगा।
वैसे “खुद की पीठ थपथपाने” से बेहतर है सच को स्वीकार करो @ArvindKejriwal#आप_के_भ्रष्ट_मंत्रीhttps://t.co/FpU2J7LTFl
— Santosh Singh Parmar ? (@DadaParmar) August 19, 2022
वाकई… मनीष सिसोदिया को बाकी राज्यों को भी ये सिखाना चाहिए कि कैसे खराब रिजल्ट लाकर भी पैसे खिलाकर बड़े-बड़े अखबारों में अपनी वाहवाही की जाए… लगे रहो आपियो ? pic.twitter.com/qZzxjbON8c
— Naweed (@Spoof_Junkey) August 19, 2022
— श्रीकृष्ण जन्माष्ठमी की शुभकामनाएं (@vplohar28) August 19, 2022
पहले ये संभालो जाके
भगत सिंह की धरती पर भी खालिस्तानी नारा है
डूब मरो AAP वालों जो भारत तुमको प्यारा है I
— Kumar Parveen (@IpsKp013) August 19, 2022
आखबार में आर्टिकल छपवाने से CBI वापस नहीं जाएगी या जाँच बंद नहीं करेगी, वो तो पहुँच गयी है।?
— Lala ?? (@FabulasGuy) August 19, 2022
Early morning today, the CBI conducted raids at Sisodia’s residence over discrepancies in Delhi’s new excise policy, which resulted into losses to the exchequer, amounting to crores. Delhi LG VK Saxena had recommended CBI probe into liquor policy over alleged procedural lapses.