New Delhi: Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, whereas addressing a press convention within the nationwide capital, on Saturday (July 30, 2022) stated the Bharatiya Janata get together (BJP) used the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to threaten liquor licensees and excise officers.
Sisodia lashed out at BJP and accused them of foul play. “They (BJP) are threatening shopkeepers, officers with ED and CBI, they need authorized liquor outlets to be closed in Delhi and earn cash from unlawful outlets. We have determined to cease the brand new liquor coverage and ordered to open govt liquor outlets,” Sisodia stated.
Manish Sisodia stated, “We introduced a brand new liquor coverage to cease corruption. Earlier than that authorities used to get round Rs 6,000 Cr income from 850 liquor outlets. However, after the brand new coverage, our govt would have gotten greater than Rs 9,000 Cr with the identical variety of outlets.”
They (BJP) are threatening shopkeepers, officers with ED and CBI, they need authorized liquor outlets to be closed in Delhi and earn cash from unlawful outlets. We have determined to cease the brand new liquor coverage and ordered to open govt liquor outlets: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2022
With solely two days left for the present excise coverage to run out, the Delhi authorities has determined to return to the previous regime of retail liquor gross sales for six months. The Excise Coverage 2021-22, which was prolonged twice after March 31 for 2 months every, will expire on July 31.
Sisodia on Thursday directed the excise division to “revert” to the previous regime of the excise coverage for a interval of six months until a recent coverage is in place.
In response to a information company ANI report, the draft coverage has but to be despatched to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena for approval. The strained ties between the Centre and the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) authorities in Delhi worsened final week when LG Vinai Kumar Saxena really helpful a CBI probe into the Delhi Excise Coverage 2021-22, holding Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in-charge of the excise division, accountable.
Proper after this transfer, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lashed out on the Centre, saying the Lieutenant Governor was making “false allegations” and leaders of the AAP had been “not afraid of jail”.
Delhi LG’s levied allegatio on Delhi authorities following a report submitted by Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar on the matter, by which Manish Sisodia was accused of offering undue advantages to liquor vend licencees in lieu of “kickbacks” and “commissions” and the cash getting used within the current Punjab elections.
(With company inputs)