Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, responded day after central investigation agency initiated preliminary case related to allegations of house renovation. In response Kejriwal who leads Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched strong criticism against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The accusations were centered around purported expenditure of ₹45 crore on renovation of Prime Minister’s official residence.
Arvind Kejriwal’s Response to Renovation Allegations
Breaking his silence on the matter Kejriwal questioned whether Prime Minister Modi would consider resigning if Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has been tasked with investigating allegations, fails to find substantial evidence to support the case.
CBI Investigation and Political Tensions
The Union Home Ministry had ordered CBI to investigate these allegations which were raised by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP claimed that during COVID-19 pandemic Delhi government spent ₹45 crore on renovating the Prime Minister’s residence.
Kejriwal welcomed the decision to conduct a CBI-level investigation but expressed confidence that the investigative agency would not discover any wrongdoing. He firmly stated that he would not yield, regardless of how many such investigations are initiated, and suggested that Prime Minister Modi’s actions indicated nervousness.
Kejriwal’s History of Investigations
Furthermore, Kejriwal highlighted he has faced more than 50 inquiries on various issues, including liquor policies, education and transportation. He emphasized despite over 33 cases registered against him during his eight-year tenure Delhi’s Chief Minister, no incriminating evidence has been found.