'Focus on studies': Sisodia's message for Delhi students, CM Kejriwal reads out

Focus on studies Sisodias message for Delhi students CM Kejriwal reads out

'Focus on studies': Sisodia's message for Delhi students, CM Kejriwal reads out

By India Today News Desk: Delhi’s former education minister Manish Sisodia, who is currently in jail in the alleged liquor policy scam, has sent a ‘message’ to students of the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said at an event today.

“I'm fine…wherever I am, I'm fine, no need to worry about me. Pay attention to your studies,” Kejriwal said, quoting his former deputy chief minister. As the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) national convenor read out Sisodia’s message to the students of Delhi, the crowd cheered on.

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“Today, we don't have Manish ji with us. A few days back, some students walked up to me and told me that they were missing him. I said that everyone, including teachers, was missing him. The children then said that Manish Sisodia was arrested under false cases. To this, I replied that the entire world knows that,” said Kejriwal.

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“He's sitting inside (jail) and yet he is worried about your education and health. You must score well. God is testing him, but he will come out with 100% marks, and be with all of you,” Kejriwal further said.

Manish Sisodia was arrested last month by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the alleged Delhi excise policy scam. As his custody was coming to an end, he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and he continues to be in the ED’s custody, which will end on March 22, unless it is further extended.

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The AAP leader and his party have denied any wrongdoing, and accused the BJP-led central government of a ‘witch-hunt’ and ‘misuse’ of central agencies against their political opponents.

Sisodia resigned his posts after his arrest and the education portfolio is currently with his colleague Atishi.

Also Read | Delhi court extends Manish Sisodia's ED custody by five days

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Edited By:
Sumana Nandy
Published On:
Mar 19, 2023