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BJP slams AAP after Satyendar Jain’s ‘housekeeping’ video surfaces

BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said that this is the evidence of ‘Khaas Aadmi’ treatment being given to a “corrupt minister.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Soon after the latest CCTV footage from the Tihar Jail purportedly showing housekeeping service being provided to Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain surfaced on Sunday, the BJP accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of converting the prison into a “5-star resort with room service.”.

The purported footage that has gone viral in social media in the morning showed men sweeping the floor of the jail cell and also arranging Jain’s bed.

BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla hit out at the AAP government and said that this is the evidence of ‘Khaas Aadmi’ (special person) treatment being given to a “corrupt minister.”

“After providing massage from a child rapist and a 5-course meal, now this video shows how the AAP is providing room service and housekeeping inside the Tihar Jail to Satyendar Jain. Inside the jail, there is Satyendar Jain Ka Darbar,” said Poonawalla.

“From watching TV to drinking mineral water to all kinds of services are being provided to Jain. This is the evidence of the ‘Khaas Aadmi’ treatment given to corrupt ministers who are not getting bail from courts for the last five months,” said Poonawalla.

“First a child rapist was projected as a physiotherapist and then a lie was told in the court that no food was being given and Jain has lost 28 kg,” the BJP leader said.

He added that the court on Saturday chastised the AAP government for providing special VVIP treatment to Satyendar Jain in jail alleging violation of DPR 2018 and the Constitution.

Poonawalla further demanded the immediate dismissal of the jailed minister. “Will Kejriwal still defend such a person or apologise to the country for this VVIP facility provided to a corrupt minister,” he asked.

In the visuals dated September 12, Jain was seen interacting with other people inside his jail cell.

This is ostensibly the fourth CCTV footage relating to the jailed Delhi minister. The first purported visuals, which appeared on November 19, showed the minister getting a full body massage.

The second one surfaced on November 23, a day after Jain’s counsel claimed inside the trial court that the minister had lost 28 kg of weight during his custody.

In the footage, Jain was seen having an elaborate and extensive meal. Interestingly, according to sources, the minister had gained 8 kg weight instead.

In the third purported footage on November 26, the minister was seen having a conversation with some people including currently suspended Jail Superintendent Ajit Kumar.

Earlier on Saturday, Poonawalla slammed the AAP over the November 26 video of Jain and termed it as “AAP Ka Darbar of Bhrastachar.”

Poonawalla said that this was the third video in the series — first AAP made a ‘spa’ in Tihar Jail where Jain got a ‘maalish’ from a child rapist and the AAP labelled it as “physiotherapy.”

Then he was served a 5-course meal but he claimed that he was remaining starved. Now a video shows how he was allowed to hold a “darbar” inside jail, claimed Poonawalla.