The BJP and Congress stepped up the attack on the Aam Aadmi party, as the eight private individuals against whom the CBI has issued lookout circulars include a Vijay Nair – associated with several comedians. Another private individual in Dinesh Arora, CBI officials revealed on Sunday. BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya claimed that Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia felt “uncomfortable” when asked about Vijay Nair during an interaction of the journalists. The party has not issued any statement regarding the individuals mentioned in the CBI FIR. Vijay Nair released a statement saying he will cooperate with the ongoing investigation and has not fled the country as alleged. “I’ve been abroad for the last few weeks for some personal work. I haven’t done anything wrong, so there’s no question of me running away,” he said.
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Here are the latest updates in the alcohol policy research:
1. According to reports, a number of stand-up comedians and social media influencers are on the probe’s radar.
2. The CBI officials are investigating some “toolkit modules” that could have been used to generate positive responses for liberal liquor sales policies, a PTI report said.
3. Vijay Nair has close ties to various stand-up comedians and similar companies. Only Much Louder, Babblefish and Motherswear are some of the companies he has been associated with, according to reports.
4. Some individuals and companies based in Hyderabad are said to have been granted licenses to sell liquor in Delhi.
5. The name of comedian Vir Das has also surfaced when he was the director of Weirdass Comedy associated with Vijay Nair.
6. The BJP has dragged Telangana Prime Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and said his relatives attended a meeting on Delhi’s excise tax policy.
7. According to reports, Vijay Nair had volunteered to join the Aam Aadmi party in the past and was instrumental in bringing in celebrities to support the party.
8. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has launched a parallel investigation as a maze of corporate entities has been linked to the individuals named in the CBI FIR.