According to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the BJP is fabricating a story to draw attention away from the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat. This is in response to “conman” Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s letter to Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena, in which Chandrashekhar claims that he gave “protection money” to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain.
“Ye kaun hai… before the Punjab election, they brought Kumar Vishwas. When the BJP realised that it is going to lose the Punjab election, it fired from Kumar Vishwas’s shoulders. Now in Gujarat, the BJP is in such bad shape that they need the support of Sukesh Chandrashekhar. You people are only showing that he is a conman. I heard that once he cheated somebody by posing as a CBI officer, as a law secretary, as a PMO officer… How can you believe him? The BJP is planting a fake, fictitious and fabricated story to divert attention from the Gujarat Morbi bridge collapse. This is just BJP’s tactic to divert people’s focus from the bridge collapse,” said Kejriwal.
Even the AAP national convener tweeted: “The BJP’s situation in Gujarat is so bad that it is having to take the help of the country’s biggest thug. Let the media be alert – all this drama is to divert the attention of the media from Morbi.”
“I have known Mr Satyendar Jain of AAP since 2015,” Chandrashekhar writes in a letter dated October 7 to the L-G, “and have contributed more than 50 crores to AAP in promise of giving me important post in party in South zone, as well as helping me to be nominated to Rajya Sabha following the expansion.”
Additionally, according to the letter, Jain paid Chandrashekhar a visit in 2017 and 2019. Jain, his secretary, and Chandrashekhar’s close buddy visited him in prison in 2019, and the con artist was “requested to pay Rs 2 crore every month to him as protection money to live safely in jail and to receive even basic facilities granted,” the article continues.