Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and a prominent member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), is facing further trouble as the Delhi High Court has rejected his bail plea. Sisodia was arrested earlier this month on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating in relation to a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Delhi government.
The ACB alleged that Sisodia had approved the release of funds to a non-profit organization, despite discrepancies in the utilization of those funds. Sisodia’s arrest came as a shock to many, as he is known for his clean image and his role in the development of education and healthcare in Delhi.
The rejection of his bail plea by the Delhi High Court has added to the woes of Sisodia and the AAP government. The court stated that there is prima facie evidence against Sisodia, and therefore it would not be appropriate to grant him bail at this stage. This decision has raised concerns among AAP supporters, who believe that Sisodia’s arrest is politically motivated and aimed at destabilizing the party.
In response to the developments, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition party in Delhi, has launched a scathing attack on the AAP, accusing them of corruption. BJP leaders have called the AAP government “corrupt” and have demanded a thorough investigation into the alleged irregularities.
The political rivalry between the AAP and the BJP has been intense, with both parties accusing each other of corruption and mismanagement. The rejection of Sisodia’s bail plea has provided the BJP with an opportunity to further target the AAP and dent its reputation ahead of the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.
As the legal battle continues, it remains to be seen how this development will impact Sisodia’s political career and the AAP’s prospects in the upcoming elections. The rejection of the bail plea has certainly put Sisodia in a more difficult position, and the BJP’s attack on the AAP has added fuel to the already heated political environment in Delhi.