Kejriwal bats for INDIA group and pushes his agenda as ED tries to question him for graft


Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses the ceremony where 11 athletes and 3 coaches from Delhi who achieved remarkable success at the Asian Games were honoured (ANI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the people of Delhi to vote for all 7 candidates of the INDIA bloc adding that people of Delhi are like his family

Our Bureau
New Delhi/Shimla

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed one more complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday for allegedly not complying with the summons in the alleged Delhi liquor policy money laundering case.

The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM), Divya Malhotra, after noting down the submissions of Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, who appeared for ED and fixed the matter for consideration on Thursday. Earlier too, the ED filed a complaint against Arvind Kejriwal in which the court issued summons to him in the matter. Following the summons order, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appeared virtually before the court on ED’s complaint against him for allegedly non-compliance with the summons order.

Arvind Kejriwal, while appearing, virtually informed the court that he wanted to join the court proceedings physically but due to the confidence motion and budget sessions, I couldn’t come physically before the court.

Senior Advocate Ramesh Gupta appeared for Arvind Kejriwal, moved an exemption plea for Kejriwal and assured the court that on the next date, he would appear physically. As noted in the submissions, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Divya Malhotra allowed the exemption plea moved for today and fixed March 16, 2024, for his physical appearance before the court.

On the first ED’s complaint, Rouse Avenue Court on February 7, 2024, took cognizance of the Enforcement Directorate’s recent complaint filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for not complying with the summons issued by the central probe agency in the Delhi liquor policy money laundering case.

Recently, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal agreed to appear virtually before the ED on any date after March 12. On this decision, Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj stated that ED summons is ‘illegal’, but Arvind Kejriwal found a middle ground and decided to appear for questioning virtually so that CM Arvind Kejriwal could not be arrested illegally.

Meanwhile, after the Delhi Finance Minister presented the budget of Rs 76,000 crore, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the people of Delhi to vote for all 7 candidates of the INDIA bloc adding that people of Delhi are like his family.

Hitting out at the Centre while accusing of toppling the AAP government, Delhi CM Kejriwal said, “You (the public) gave me 62 seats (in the 2020 elections) and 67 seats (in the 2015 elections), only then my government could run, otherwise, if we had got 40 seats, these people would have toppled my government. Everyone is seeing how the BJP, LG and the central government create obstacles in every work.”

“I am fighting with all of them. What did the people of Delhi get by electing 7 BJP MPs? I want to tell the people that they should elect 7 MPs from the INDIA Alliance, it will strengthen me. 13 MPs will come from Punjab, we have 10 in Rajya Sabha, and overall we will have 25-30 MPs, then no one will have the power to stop our work…” The Delhi CM added.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Power Minister Atishi announced on Thursday that the Delhi government under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal has extended the scheme for zero electricity bills and subsidies to lawyers, farmers and victims of 1983 riots till 2024-25.

“I am extremely glad to announce that in today’s cabinet meeting, it has been decided that free electricity bills and subsidies will continue in 2024-2025 as well for the people of Delhi,” said AAP leader and minister Atishi while addressing the media on Thursday.

Atishi further said, “But as you all know once Kejriwal ji makes a promise to the people of Delhi, he fulfils his promise. Providing 24-hour free electricity in Delhi is a promise of the Arvind Kejriwal government, which we have been fulfilling for nine consecutive years. The electricity bill of 22 lakh families in Delhi is zero.”

Earlier on March 4, Delhi Finance Minister Atishi presented the state budget with total outlays of Rs 76,000 crore for the Financial Year 2024-25 with a focus on the “Ram Rajya” theme and said that the Aam Aadmi Party-led- Delhi government have been trying day and night for nine years to materialise this dream of Ram Rajya.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

scroll to top