Sisodia deserves Bharat Ratna: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, 22/8: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, under the CBI lens over alleged irregularities in excise policy, deserves the Bharat Ratna for improving education standards in schools, but instead, he is being hounded by the Centre due to political motives, CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.


On the other hand, Sisodia, who handles education among a host of other key portfolios, made a sensational claim, saying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) offered him the chief minister’s post if he split the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).


“The New York Times has lauded our education model,” Kejriwal, on his fifth visit in a month to poll-bound Gujarat, said in Ahmedabad. Instead of appreciating Sisodia, he is being targeted, Kejriwal told reporters. “Don’t you feel ashamed to make the CBI conduct raids on a man who did wonders in five years, did what existing political parties could not do in 70 years and made government schools the best. Such a man should get the Bharat Ratna,” the CM

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