K Kavitha, a Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader, denied linking Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s family to the ongoing controversy over the Delhi excise policy on Monday. It was alleged by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) that KCR’s daughter was a “middleman” between the liquor mafia and the Aam Aadmi Party.
“I want to make it clear that all allegations against me by BJP are baseless. I have nothing to do with the ongoing Delhi liquor policy probe. BJP is trying to malign the reputation of my family. We’re not those who are going to step down…we’ll put up a fight,” claimed TRS MLC.
TRS MLC K Kavitha Defamation Case
As a result, she will file a defamation suit against MP Parvesh Varma and former MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, both members of the Delhi BJP. TRS MLC K Kavitha will also apply for an injunction against those making the allegations. In a press conference earlier on Sunday, the two BJP leaders claimed that KCR’s daughter acted as a liaison between the liquor mafia and the Delhi government.
As part of an investigation into the Delhi government’s Excise Policy 2021-22, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided 31 locations on Friday, including Manish Sisodia’s residence. In an FIR filed by the CBI, Sisodia is named among 13 people accused of irregularities in the implementation of excise policies.
With numerous accusations being levelled by both parties, the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP remain locked in a verbal battle. As per BJP allegations, Delhi’s excise policy was formulated in a suite at the Oberoi Hotel, where meetings were held.
MP Parvesh Verma said, “The meeting was done in Oberoi Hotel in Delhi. The Delhi Excise officer, commissioner, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, some liquor mafia and some political persons were the attendants of the meeting. KCR’s family members were present in the meeting. She (K Kavitha) had brought many members of the liquor mafia to meet Manish Sisodia. They came on a private plane. They had implemented the policy in Punjab. They had planned everything along with Arvind Kejriwal and Sisodia.”
According to him, there had also been meetings of the liquor mafia at the Hyatt Hotel in Chandigarh. He said, “After these meetings, AAP leaders implemented the same liquor policy in Delhi and Punjab which is already being followed in Telangana and West Bengal.”