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ED plans to arrest Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain: Arvind Kejriwal

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: With the Punjab Assembly elections due for the next month, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said he has been intelligence information that the Enforcement Department (ED) is planning to arrest Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.

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“We got the information from our sources that in the coming few days, before the Punjab election, the ED is coming to arrest Satyendar Jain. Centre had raided Jain twice before and found nothing. Now if they want to come again, they are welcome. Because it is the election season and when the BJP sees it is losing, they deploy all central agencies. So it is evident that there will be raids, arrests will be made,” Kejriwal said.

However, he said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and workers do not fear these agencies as they have done nothing wrong.

“From our sources we have got to know that right before Punjab polls in coming few days the ED is going to arrest Satyendar Jain (Delhi Health and Home Minister). They are most welcome. Previously too, the Centre had conducted raids at Satyendar Jain but got nothing,” Mr Kejriwal said.

He alleged that whenever the BJP realises that it is losing, it unleashes all the central agencies on its opponents. “Since there are elections, raids and arrests will be made. We do not fear such raids and arrests because we have done nothing wrong,” Mr Kejriwal said.

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He also said that previously raids were conducted at his premise, his deputy Manish Sisodia’s premises, Mr Jain’s residence and also AAP’s 21 MLAs were arrested but they got nothing.

Punjab goes to polls on February 20.

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