CBI to probe Sisodia over irregularities in 'Talk to AK' campaign

Official sources said the CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry to probe these allegations and is looking into the alleged role of Sisodia and others.

Published: 18th January 2017 11:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2017 11:47 PM   |  A+A-

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. | PTI

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Wednesday registered a Preliminary Enquiry against Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi  Manish Sisodia and unknown others in connection with alleged irregularities in social media campaign "Talk to AK" promoted by the national capital Government. 

Agency sources said the CBI has registered a PE to probe allegations mentioned in a complaint filed by the Vigilance Department of the Delhi Government. The PE has been registered against Sisodia and others and they will be asked

In its complaint, the Vigilance Department that a public relations firm was hired by the State government to promote "Talk to AK" (Talk to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal) campaign and a proposal worth Rs 1.5 crore was sanctioned for the PR campaign without requisite approvals.

The Vigilance Department further alleged that the State Government hired the PR consultant despite objections from the Principal Secretary and the move caused a loss to the exchequer.

Reacting to development, Sisodia tweeted,in Hindi saying,  "Welcome Modiji. Come on the ground. I will wait for your CBI at my home and office tomorrow morning." 

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