Union Minister Anurag Thakur Wednesday sent out a retort to an address by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita she delivered hours ago.

The Information and Broadcast Minister went on to hint that Sunita Kejriwal might just go ahead and usurp the chair of the Delhi Chief Minister just like Rabri Devi did years ago in Bihar, saying, “When Lalu Prasad Yadav was caught in the fodder scam, Rabdi Devi used to make announcements and later she caught hold of the chair gradually.”

The big claim by the Union Minister might just not be seen as baseless as recent speculations hinted that Sunita might assume the interim charge as Delhi Chief Minister.

Notably, Sunita read out her husband’s message sent from the Enforcement Directorate lock-up post his arrest.

The video, which was live-streamed by the Aam Aadmi Party, showed Sunita sitting on the same chair from which her husband used to address the media for the first time.

Not surprisingly, the chair and the background, which has portraits of Bhagat Singh and Dr BR Ambedkar along with the Tricolour, attracted more eyeballs than her address.

It was after this video was widely circulated on social media that the chatter about Sunita Kejriwal’s purported political entry kicked-off.

Several posts were shared invoking the Rabri Devi reference, who assumed the role of Bihar Chief Minister in 1997 after her husband Lalu Prasad Yadav was jailed in a corruption case.

Meanwhile, also attacking the Aaam Aadmi Party-Congress alliance in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Anurag Thakur added “Arvind Kejriwal used to talk about ethics. He used to sit on hunger strikes against Congress’ corruption. He is in the swamp of corruption now.”

“AAP’s MP, health minister, deputy CM, education minister and their MLC, everyone is in jail. Their CM and the Kingpin of the liquor scam is also in jail. They used to demand that Sonia Gandhi be taken into remand to get the truth out. He is so fond of his position as a CM that he is not able to leave it even while being jailed. Arvind Kejriwal is kattar be-imaan (completely dishonest),” he further said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita said that her husband would expose the truth in the “so-called liquor scam” when he appears in front of the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

She also said that he will “reveal where the money” of the scam and also provide evidence.

Sunita Kejriwal held a press conference on Wednesday after meeting her husband, who is currently under the Enforcement Directorate’s custody following his arrest on March 21 by the probe agency in connection to the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy.

Before his arrest, Kejriwal was issued nine summonses by the probe agency to join questioning in connection with the ongoing investigation, but he refused to comply.

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Mar 27, 2024

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