Kejriwal attacks CBI, ACB for ‘file picking’ from Jal Board; terms it as ‘witch hunt’

New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday termed the ‘file picking’ exercise from the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) as “witch hunt”.

He alleged that the security agencies are trying to “somehow frame him in something”.

This is not the first time when AAP supremo has come out in open and criticised central security agencies working on behest of their political bosses.

In a series of tweets, Kejriwal announced that he will put out the list of all files sought by the CBI and the ACB in public domain, and asked them to either explain the reason for their exercise or else “apologise to Delhiites for this witch hunting exercise”.

“CBI n ACB started randomly picking files from DJB. No specific enquiry. Becoz now I am Min-in-charge, their effort is somehow frame me in something.” Kejriwal said.

“PM, LG n BJP – If u hv specific info, pl investigate. But don’t victimize Delhi’s people by paralyzing all depts of Del govt (Sic),” Kejriwal added.

He further said that he had sought an appointment with the Lt. Governer LG Baijal to discuss some important issues on Monday.

A few days ago, Kejriwal had taken to Twitter to allege that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “very angry” with the Lt Governor as he was not creating sufficient obstacles in the functioning of the Aam Aadmi Party government.

“I am told the Prime Minister is very angry with the present LG. The Prime Minister thinks Baijal is not creating sufficient obstacles. Because despite all the obstacles by the LG, the Delhi government is doing phenomenal work for people,” Kejriwal had tweeted.

In the last few days, Kejriwal has again started attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a range of issues. In 2017, following AAP’s poor performance in Punjab and the BJP’s sweep in Uttar Pradesh, Kejriwal had consciously decided to minimise his attacks on PM Modi.