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Congress questions exclusion of Sisodia from CBI chargesheet

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Chaudhary Anil Kumar said it was shocking that the name of Manish Sisodia was projected as accused number 1 in the case registered by the CBI.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

The Delhi Congress has questioned the omission of the name of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia from the charge sheet filed in the court by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the liquor scam case.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Chaudhary Anil Kumar said it was shocking that the name of Manish Sisodia has been omitted from the charge sheet though Sisodia, who is also the Excise Minister, was projected as accused number 1 in the case registered by the CBI.

Addressing election meetings of Congress candidates at various wards, Chaudhary said that if the CBI tries to save Sisodia and some of the BJP leaders involved in the scam, then Delhi Congress will be compelled to approach the court to ensure a fair trial of all those involved in the liquor scam.

He said though the charge sheet named seven accused in the case, including Aam Aadmi Party’s Communications In-charge Vijay Nair and Hyderabad-based businessman Abhishek Boinpally, the decision to exclude Sisodia from the charge sheet shows that the BJP and AAP are in collusion to save Sisodia.

Six expelled from the party

On the other hand, the DPCC Disciplinary Committee expelled six Congress leaders for six years allegedly indulging in anti-party activities in the MCD elections. They included ex-councillors, Rajiv Verma and Praveena.

Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee Dr. Narendra Nath said after a meeting at the DPCC office, it was decided that the six Congress leaders should be expelled for six years for their anti-party activities.

Among the leaders, who have been expelled from the Congress party are Memwati Barwala (Ward-19), Prem Chaudhary (Ward-80), Kusum Verma and Rajiv Verma (Ward-193), Ikramul Haq (Ward-234), Praveena and Fakhre Alam.