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Arvind Kejriwal will continue as Delhi CM, to run govt from jail: AAP

As Enforcement Directorate (ED) took Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in its custody on Thursday, AAP said that Kejriwal will not resign from his post and, if needed, will run the government from jail.

“Arvind Kejriwal was the Delhi CM, is the CM and will continue to remain the CM. He will not resign,” AAP leader and Delhi Minister Atishi said, adding, “Kejriwal will continue as chief minister of Delhi, to run govt from jail.”

She also said that they have already moved the Supreme Court against the action.

“We have also urged the court for an emergency night hearing,” she added.

The arrest the ED took place after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him protection from coercive action in an excise policy-linked money laundering case.

AAP workers have been staging protest outside the residence of Kejriwal. Many MLAs were detained for protesting against the arrest.

Trinamool Congress condemns the arrest of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. “We vehemently condemn the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal, an elected CM, especially when EC is in charge & MCC is in place”, said TMC leader Derek O’Brien.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said targeting the AAP leader during elections is wrong and unconstitutional, and lowering the level of politics in such a manner neither suits the prime minister nor the BJP-led Centre.

“A scared dictator wants to create a dead democracy. While capturing all the institutions including the media, breaking up the parties, extorting money from companies, freezing the account of the main opposition party was not enough for the ‘devilish power’, now the arrest of the elected Chief Ministers has also become a common thing,” said Rahul Gandhi.

The investigative agency, Enforcement Directorate (ED), is investigating allegations that a liquor policy implemented by the Delhi government in 2022, which ended its control over sale of liquor in the capital, gave undue advantages to private retailers. The policy was subsequently withdrawn.


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