In a veiled attack on the BJP-led Centre, he said, “We are witnessing gentlemen, patriots, good and honest people being arrested and jailed in the country. No action is taken against those who looted crores of rupees from the banks because they are their friends.” “These people don’t even have the courage to report them because they are their friends. The whole country is watching. People are watching and they will respond to that,” he added.
Kejriwal along with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann visited Sisodia’s residence to meet his wife and assured her of all support. “His wife is suffering from a very serious illness. It is multiple sclerosis where the brain slowly loses control over the body. She is alone at home. Manish has been taking care of her,” he said, adding that Sisodia’s son is out of town for studies.
“We consoled her and told her not to worry as her husband is a very brave man who is fighting for the country. The whole country is proud of Manish and we are a family and we all care for him,” Kejriwal added. .
Speaking to reporters outside Sisodia’s residence, Mann alleged that Sisodia was arrested by the CBI in a “bogus case” only to “scare and break” the Aam Aadmi Party team.
“This is an extremely cowardly step. AAP will not be intimidated by this. Our party was born from an anti-corruption movement. We came from the earth. We are not afraid of the misuse of CBI and ED by the Union Government and will continue to serve the people without any fear,” he said.
In a tweet, Mann said, “Sisodia’s arrest is an insult to the education of millions of Delhi children… Sending a school builder to jail is part of BJP’s agenda.”