Kejriwal faces ridicule after 2 AAP health ministers arrested on corruption charges within week; first Vijay Singla of Punjab and now Satyendar Jain of Delhi


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is facing public ridicule after two health ministers from AAP-ruled governments in Punjab and Delhi were arrested on corruption charges within a week. Days after Punjab Health Minister Vijay Singla was arrested by the anti-corruption body, the Enforcement Directorate arrested Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

Jain, a close associate of Arvind Kejriwal, was arrested in an alleged money laundering case. The central government agency alleged that Jain was involved in a hawala transactions with a Kolkata-based firm in 2015-16. The CBI had filed a case against Jain in 2017.

Kejriwal said on Tuesday that the case against Jain was fake and he had full faith in God and the judiciary.

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia cried foul accusing the Centre’s BJP government of harassment. A fake case is being run against Satyendar Jain for 8 years. Till now ED has called him many times. In between, ED stopped calling him for many years as they did not get anything. Now started again because Satyendar Jain is the election in-charge of Himachal.”

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The news of Jain’s arrest by the ED comes just days after Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann sacked his Health Minister Vijay Singla for corruption. Singla was later arrested by the state’s anti-corruption body. Singla had won this year’s assembly polls by beating singer Sidhu Moosewala, who was recently murdered in the Mansa district.

Kejriwal’s critics have slammed him and his party for being the ‘most corrupt’ political outfit. One user wrote, “Satyendar Jain Delhi AAP Minister arrested by ED. The AAP is becoming a Most Corrupt Party. List is expanding too fast for Memes also.”

Another user wrote, “When Bhagwant Mann acted against his corrupt minister, @arvindKejriwal ji had tears in his eyes. Now It’s time for Bhagwant Mann to return the favour once Delhi CM expels Satender Jain. Let’s see who wins this ‘Battle of Tears’.”

“The AAP is getting caught slowly but surely. Satyendar Jain gets arrested for money laundering through Hawala channels. Already properties worth Rs 4.81 crores have been attached. “Honest party,” commented another user.

It is alleged that Jain was involved in money laundering to the tune of Rs 4.63 crore while being a public servant during 2015-16 through Prayas Info Solutions private limited, Akinchand developers private limited and Managalyatan projects private limited.

The allegations against Jain also include purported money laundering to the tune of Rs 11.78 crore during 2010-12 through these companies and Indometal Impex pvt limited.