The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that had been vocal against the liquor politics of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) since begining and had carried out protests, agitations and held regular Press conferences since last year has taked a step forward to expose the liquor mafias. On Friday (today), Delhi BJP launched a public awareness campaign by distributing leaflets at metro stations across Delhi to apprise Delhi-ites against the liquor scam. “It is the right of Delhiites to know the black role of Kejriwal in the liquor scam”, said Virendra Sachdeva, President Delhi BJP.
Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Delhi Assembly, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, who had been vocal and regularly held Press conferences on the issue said, “All the BJP MLAs will demand resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal before the Assembly sessions starts. Last year, Bidhuri had raised the issue of flouting Master Plan and demanded a reply from the Kejriwal government.
Liquor scam needs no introduction for Delhi-ites as people across Delhi NCR had witnessed the lawlessness that created havoc for city dwellers especially women who had face molestation, eve-teasing by anti-socials. Worst, a gang rape had taken place in East Delhi’s Vivek Vihar in February last year where the prime accused had been liquor mafias. Numerous shops, thekas opened across the city like mushroom. The Delhi government had allegedly tampered and flouted the Master Plan as in Delhi opening liquor shops are prohibited within 100 metres of religious, educational and residential establishments. Liquor shops were opened next to religious places, opposite educational institutions and below apartments or housings. Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor, Arvind Kejriwal had turned a deaf ear to the complaints of Delhi-ites. If this was not enough, the number of dry days were reduced to three from 22. Buy one, get one free schemes were introduced to appease drinkers and ruin households.
Virendra Sachdeva said that it is the right of the people of Delhi to know about the black role of the Kejriwal government in the liquor scam, and therefore the BJP has launched this public relations campaign so that the people of Delhi know the intention behind the liquor scam of Kejriwal and Sisodia. “People must know the motive of Kejriwal and Sisodia behind giving one free bottle, opening more and more liquor vends and then reducing the number of dry days”, added Sachdeva.
Arvind Kejriwal is directly involved in the scam worth thousands of crores and he cannot run away from his responsibility. He said that this movement of Delhi BJP will continue till Kejriwal resigns from his post.
Sachdeva said that the Kejriwal government has caused a loss of crores of rupees to the revenue of Delhi by scam in the new liquor policy, it is necessary to discuss it with the people because the tax payers of Delhi have the right to know as after all its their tax money people should know what did the Kejriwal government do with the money? He said that the people of Delhi have also understood that Kejriwal has done the work of intoxicating the youth of Delhi.
Ramvir Singh Bidhuri said, Manish Sisodia and Arvind Kejriwal have an important role not only in the liquor scam but also in the espionage case and the BJP has demanded that action should be taken against both the leaders by registering a sedition case.
BJP MP Dr Harsh Vardhan along with BJP Chandni Chowk District President Sardar Kuldeep Singh and other workers distributed leaflets outside Kashmir Gate Metro Station and made people aware about the liquor scam of Kejriwal government. State General Secretary Kuljeet Singh Chahal distributed leaflets with Shahdara District General Secretary Yashpal Cantura and BJP workers outside Laxminagar Metro Station and made people aware of the liquor scam of the Kejriwal government. Former State President Adesh Gupta along with Keshavpuram District BJP President Rajkumar Bhatia distributed leaflets outside Adarsh Nagar Metro Station and made people aware of the liquor scam of the Kejriwal government.