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Delhi CM draws ‘CBI raids-NYT front page article’ link, slams Centre; Twitter reacts

Kejriwal further claimed that the Centre was trying to derail Delhi’s education model and accused it of doing vindictive politics.

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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.

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.

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.

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