Hyderabad/Delhi : BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh on Friday demanded a central agency inquiry into the excise scam in Punjab also which happened soon after the AAP government came to power.
In a statement, Chugh said an in-depth inquiry needs to be conducted into how money laundering took place in Punjab as well after a prolonged tug of war between the AAP government and liquor cartels.
He suspected that the money laundering in Punjab might have been used by AAP in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections.
Chugh said media reports are suggesting that a liquor nexus mafia comprising Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Steyndra Jain and MLC K. Kavitha, the daughter of Telangana Chief minister and BRS Supremo K.Chandrashekar Rao, operated in Delhi to extort money running into crores of rupees.
He said a similar exercise was conducted in Punjab as well which needed an in-depth inquiry.
He said the investigation into alleged kickbacks of Rs 100 crore related to the excise policy “revealed that part of these funds were used in the election campaign of AAP for Goa Assembly elections 2022”.
He said it was a grave matter of national security that a cartel was created by top AAP leaders to continuously generate illegal funds”.