Raid on Manish Sisodia increased AAP's vote share in Gujarat: Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday said the raids on his deputy Manish Sisodia's residence by the central probe agency CBI has increased the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s vote share in Gujarat, in a swipe at the Centre's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
"AAP's vote share is up by 4 percent in Gujarat since the raid on Manish Sisodia. It will increase to 6 percent when he's arrested," Kejriwal said as quoted by NDTV.
"We brought a confidence motion [in the Delhi assembly] today to prove that Operation Lotus will fail. None of our MLAs have switched sides," he added.
The political firestorm in the national capital began after Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia claimed he was urged by a BJP leader to join the saffron party to get all his legal cases closed.
Sisodia was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the allegations of corruption in the Delhi liquor policy.
Rubbishing the AAP allegations, the BJP has claimed the ruling party was doing theatricts diverting attention from the questions raised on the liquor policy.
Kejriwal's AAP, which had decimated the BJP in Delhi polls, is throwing a challenge to the saffron party in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's backyard Gujarat, which will go to polls later this year.