"Centre To Impose President's Rule In Days To Come": AAP's Big Claim

Liquor Policy: Atishi said they they have learnt from credible sources that a political conspiracy is underway to topple the Arvind Kejriwal government.

Arvind Kejriwal was arrested in a case linked to the Delhi liquor policy.

New Delhi:

The Delhi government has alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to impose President's rule in the the national capital. Delhi minister Atishi said they they have learnt from credible sources that a political conspiracy is underway to destabilise the Arvind Kejriwal government.

Atishi said that senior IAS officers' postings in Delhi have been stagnant for several months despite vacancies across various departments.

"Arvind Kejriwal has been arrested in a fake case and that too without any proof because there is a conspiracy to topple the elected government of Delhi. when we see a few things from the past, it shows that there has been a well-thought conspiracy going on," Atishi said in a press conference.

"No officers are being posted in Delhi, no transfer postings within Delhi, and officers have stopped attending the meetings since the elections were announced," the AAP leader added.

She also said that Mr Kejriwal's private secretary being sacked was also part of the "conspiracy".

The BJP denied all allegations and said that AAP has been "cooking up new stories daily".

"The party is cooking up manohar kahaani (entertaining stories) daily. They are alleging that officials are not being appointed, but since September the Chief Minister has not met the Lieutant General," BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana said.

The sharp attack came days after the Delhi High Court quashed a petition by Mr Kejriwal challenging his arrest on March 21. The AAP boss' home was raided, and he was taken into custody, by the Enforcement Directorate hours after the court refused him protection from arrest.

The Chief Minister was arrested by ED late last month in a corruption case linked to the now-scrapped Delhi liquor policy.

The ED's case is that the Delhi liquor policy 2021-22 provided an exceptionally high-profit margin of 12 per cent for wholesalers and nearly 185 per cent for retailers. A key focus of the investigation into the Delhi liquor policy case was on an alleged network of middlemen, businessmen and politicians which the central agencies have called the "South Group".