AAP would end “raid raj” if it is voted to power in Punjab: Kejriwal

Jalandhar: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today stated that his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would end “raid raj” if it is voted to power in Punjab in the next assembly election.

“It’s our observation that ‘raid raj’ instead of curbing the corruption, rather encourages it among the corrupt bureaucrats and inspectors.

“Therefore, it’s important that the government must discourage it in any state,” he said, adding that during any “raid raj”, corrupt officers, instead of filling the coffers of the government, fill their own pockets.

Kejriwal further went on to say: “When we came to power in Delhi, there were about 150 raids being conducted in a month, which we stopped and now a raid is being allowed only in case the department is having ample evidence against whom it will be conducted.”