The Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry against Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, for alleged espionage through the Feedback Unit of the Kejriwal government. The BJP had accused Sisodia of spying on central government ministries, opposition parties, various organizations, and individuals.
Preliminary investigation by the CBI revealed that the Feedback Unit was also engaged in gathering political intelligence, and had started gathering information about the political activities of individuals, institutions, and issues of political benefit to the Aam Aadmi Party government.
As Delhi is a Union Territory, the elected government of the state comes under the lieutenant governor and the central government. Therefore, permission to investigate any ministerial officer of Delhi has to be obtained from the Lieutenant Governor and the central government. The Delhi Police works under the Ministry of Home Affairs, which is why the CBI had to seek permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs through the Lieutenant Governor.
The Aam Aadmi Party has dismissed the allegations as a bundle of lies and called the move a sign of a weak and cowardly person. Sisodia tweeted that implicating representatives in false cases was a tactic that would not work.