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Arvind Kejriwal news highlights: ‘Arvind Kejriwal 'kingpin', 'key conspirator' in excise scam,’ ED tells HC

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE Updates: AAP said Arvind Kejriwal will not resign as the chief minister at any cost as two crore people in Delhi stand with him. Meanwhile, SC granted bail to AAP leader Sanjay Singh in a Delhi Excise Policy case

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal leaves from the ED office for the Rouse Avenue Court in New Delhi on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo) (HT_PRINT)Premium
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal leaves from the ED office for the Rouse Avenue Court in New Delhi on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo) (HT_PRINT)

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE Updates: AAP on Tuesday said Arvind Kejriwal will not resign as the chief minister at any cost as two crore people in Delhi stand with him.

“The party MLAs on Tuesday met Arvind Kejriwal's wife, Sunita Kejriwal and asserted that the Delhi chief minister should continue to run the government from jail and not step down," Saurabh Bharadwaj said while speaking to a news agency. 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was taken to Tihar jail after Rouse Avenue court ordered to send the AAP convener to be sent to judicial custody till April 15. Several AAP leaders continued to stage protest outside Tihar jail.

After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody, his wife Sunita Kejriwal slammed the Centre, stating that the "people of the country will answer to this dictatorship."

"If the investigation was over, then why has he been sent to jail? The people of the country will answer to this dictatorship," asked Sunita Kejriwal.

Earlier, the court on March 28 extended Kejriwal's ED custody till April 1. The Enforcement Directorate arrested the AAP supremo on March 21 in an alleged liquor policy case.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to AAP leader Sanjay Singh in a money laundering case related to the Delhi excise policy irregularities case. The court order came after the ED chose not to oppose Sanjay Singh's bail plea.

A bench led by Justice Sanjiv Khanna directed the release of Sanjay Singh on bail during the pendency of trial in a money laundering case relating to excise policy irregularities.

The Enforcement Directorate informed the SC that the agency has no objection to Sanjay Singh getting bail. The ED response came after the court sought to know from the investigating agency whether it needed further custody of AAP leader Sanjay Singh in the excise policy case.

 

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02 Apr 2024, 10:45:46 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Bad habits,’ Jaishankar cautioned against unwarranted political commentary on India's internal matters

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar cautioned against unwarranted political commentary on India's internal matters, stressing that any such interference would be met with a "very strong reply." 

Jaishankar's remarks came in the wake of recent statements by envoys from the US, Germany, and the United Nations regarding the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by the Enforcement Directorate. India has vehemently protested these statements.

 "Somebody asked a person from the UN (about Kejriwal's arrest), and he gave some reply. But in other cases, I would say very frankly these are old habits, these are bad habits," Jaishankar said. 

The Minister emphasised the importance of respecting the sovereignty of nations and refraining from meddling in each other's domestic affairs. "There is a certain 'maryada' (restraint) among countries. We are sovereign countries, we should not be interfering in each other's internal affairs, we should not be passing comments about each other's politics," he added.

02 Apr 2024, 10:28:06 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Delhi CM speaks to wife, meets lawyer 

Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday spoke to his wife Sunita through video conference and he also met his lawyer in person in the Tihar jail, officials said.

“The AAP national convener talked to his wife and one more family member through video conference (VC) for about half-an-hour from the jail. The VC was arranged between 1.30 pm and 2 pm by jail authorities."

As per the jail rules, an inmate can meet three people at one time, twice a week. This meeting could be done via VC or physical. The names of persons should be given to jail authorities before the meeting.

He was also allowed to have home-cooked food in the afternoon, a jail official said.

The officials said the home-cooked food brought by a person (whose name was given by Kejriwal's lawyer to the jail authorities) was served after proper checking in the afternoon. In the evening, the same person brought the dinner for the AAP leader, they said.

In the morning, Kejriwal's sugar level was low and he is under the watch of Tihar jail doctors as his sugar level kept fluctuating, the officials said.

Earlier in the morning, the Delhi CM did yoga and meditation in his cell.

02 Apr 2024, 09:48:31 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Very happy,’ journalist Neerja Choudhary said as Kejriwal requested for her book in Tihar

As Arvind Kejriwal requested for journalist Neerja Choudhary's 'How Prime Minister Decides' in Tihar Jail, the writer said, "I am very happy that the Delhi CM has asked to read the book while he is in prison. It's a book about how Prime Ministers in India have made major decisions that changed the politics of the country." 

02 Apr 2024, 09:28:30 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Arvind Kejriwal 'kingpin', 'key conspirator' in excise scam, ED tells Delhi HC

In its reply filed to the petition, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said there were "reasons to believe on the basis of material in possession" that Kejriwal was "guilty of the offence of money laundering". 

"Sh Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of NCT of Delhi, is the kingpin and key conspirator of the Delhi Excise Scam in collusion with Ministers of Delhi Govt, AAP leaders and other persons.. Sh Arvind Kejriwal was directly involved in the formulation of the Excise Policy 2021-22.

"This policy was being drafted considering the favours to be granted to the South Group and was formed in collusion with Sh Vijay Nair, Sh Manish Sisodia and members representatives of the South Group," said the response.

Kejriwal is involved in the use of proceeds of crime thus generated in the Goa election campaign of the AAP of which he is the convenor and the ultimate decision-maker, it added.

The petition is listed for hearing before Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma on Wednesday.

On March 27, the high court had refused to grant interim relief to Kejriwal, saying the matter raised important issues that cannot be "summarily" decided without seeking the agency's stand and had asked the ED to file its reply to the challenge to his arrest and the subsequent remand to the ED's custody.

In the reply, the ED further said after filing of the present petition, the petitioner was further remanded to its custody vide a well-reasoned and detailed remand order till April 1 when he was subsequently sent to judicial custody by the trial court, which was not opposed by his counsel.

"In light of the above submission made by the petitioner before the Ld. Special Court, PMLA that he has no objection to the custody/ remand being extended further, the petitioner has waived his right to question his custody as on today and the petitioner cannot now be allowed to argue that his custody as on today is illegal," the response added.

02 Apr 2024, 08:39:57 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates:  ‘Arvind Kejriwal intentionally disobeyed 9 summonses,’ ED tells HC

The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday filed a reply before the Delhi High Court opposing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea challenging his arrest and said he was given multiple opportunities to cooperate with the investigation being conducted by the ED in the present case by issuing 9 summonses.

However, he chose to intentionally disobey the said summons and did not join the investigation based on one flimsy ground and another.

ED further stated that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is the major beneficiary of the proceeds of crime generated in the Delhi Liquor Scam. Part of the proceeds of crime to the tune of cash of Rs. 45 Cr approx. has been utilised in the election campaign of AAP in the Goa Assembly elections 2022.

AAP has committed the offence of money laundering through Arvind Kejriwal and the offences thus are covered by section 70, PMLA 2002. The AAP is a political party comprising of association of individuals registered under Section 29-A of the Representation of People Act 1951, stated ED.

02 Apr 2024, 07:33:29 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Aam Aadmi Party first fooled you…,’ Anurag Thakur says

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday came down heavily on the Aam Aadmi Party leaders for their alleged involvement in the Delhi excise policy scam.

While speaking to ANI, Thakur said, "Aam Aadmi Party first fooled the people of Delhi by promising to work as an anti-corrupt government and then looted the public. Their ministers have been in jail. It shows how corrupt the Aam Aadmi Party and the Delhi CM are".

Thakur accused several AAP leaders of being involved in similar scandals, like the liquor scam, portraying the party as corrupt and Kejriwal as a rigidly dishonest figure.

"One after the other, corrupt leaders of AAP went to jail. They betrayed the people of Delhi, it is very unfortunate. Most of their leaders are trapped in the liquor scam. Some are in jail for six months and some for one and a half years, this shows how corrupt the Aam Aadmi Party is and how dishonest Arvind Kejriwal is," Thakur said.

02 Apr 2024, 07:11:10 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ED files reply opposing Kejriwal's plea challenging arrest

ED files reply before Delhi High Court opposing plea by Delhi CM and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal challenging his arrest

02 Apr 2024, 06:37:31 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: No vacancy for Atishi…, says BJP

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri hit out at Delhi Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi for her claims of being approached to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.

"There is no vacancy in our party for a political activist like Atishi. There is a yuva leader who said that a BJP worker has said that after getting 400 seats, we will destroy the constitution. No one has given such a statement. I don't think any worker of the BJP will go to Atishi and say such a thing at a time when the whole party is stuck in a liquor scam. Do we need to have a headache by getting them into our party?" Hardeep Singh Puri told ANI on Tuesday.

Atishi earlier in the day alleged that she was approached by the BJP to join them or else she would be arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the coming days.

02 Apr 2024, 06:07:48 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Not us, but Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj are after the CM post,’ says BJP

After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal named Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj during the interrogation by the ED on Delhi excise policy scam, BJP leader Virendra Sachdeva suspected an internal strife between the AAP leaders and stated that Saurabh Bharadwaj and Atishi are aiming for the Chief ministerial post in Delhi.

Delhi BJP chief Virendraa Sachdeva, while speaking to ANI said, "We are not after the CM post. Saurabh Bharadwaj, Atishi and their other leaders wanted to become CM. Kejriwal yesterday named them during the interrogation. Atishi named Raghav Chhadha and Durgesh also. They will fight among themselves in the future".

On the INDIA bloc's mega rally in Delhi, Sachdeva said that it holds no importance as the public of India stands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"The chairs during their address in the mega rally were empty. They all are corrupt, nobody wants to listen to their speeches. 140 crore Indians are backing Prime Minister Modi. The fate of these corrupt politicians will be decided by the public," Sachdeva said.

02 Apr 2024, 05:36:22 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Action against corrupt will continue…,’ PM Modi says

PM Modi during a campaign rally on Tuesday said, "Don't you think the corrupt should go to jail. The corrupt are threatening and abusing me. But they can't deter me. Action against each one of the corrupt will continue." 

The prime minister's remarks come amid opposition onslaught against the ruling party in the wake of arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and JMM leader Hemant Soren.

02 Apr 2024, 05:09:17 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Happiness incomplete as …,’ Sanjay Singh's wife as he gets bail

As AAP MP Sanjay Singh was given bail by the Supreme Court in the liquor "scam" case on Tuesday, his wife Anita Singh said the happiness is incomplete with three of her "brothers", Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, still behind bars.

Describing Singh's bail as the "victory of truth", his wife said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will celebrate when all its leaders are cleared in the case.

"Until all three of my brothers, Arvindji, Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, come out of custody, this happiness is incomplete. This is the victory of truth. I had full faith in the judicial process," Anita Singh said while talking to reporters.

"This is not the right time to celebrate. When all my brothers are out, we will celebrate together," she added.

02 Apr 2024, 04:52:29 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: BJP questions Kejriwal's decision to continue as CM, says, ‘a case of constitutional morality’

The BJP on Tuesday questioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's continuation in office while being behind bars, saying people of the national capital deserve a better chief minister who can provide them an honest and transparent government.

BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia accused Kejriwal of "double standards", noting that he took resignations from deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and another ministerial colleague Satyendar Kumar Jain but has refused to resign following his arrest in the excise case.

It is also a case of constitutional morality, Bhatia told reporters, wondering as to how he can discharge his constitutional responsibilities from behind bars.

02 Apr 2024, 04:23:23 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Should Arvind Kejriwal continue as chief minister, former SC judge says, ‘public morality demands…’

Former Supreme Court judge Justice Ajay Rastogi has suggested that it is not good for a person in custody to continue in office, referring to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is facing demands of resignation following his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in the Delhi liquor policy case.

"I think sections 8 and 9 are there for the disqualification in the Representation of the People's Act. That also deals with disqualification, the count of qualification, and a certain other nature of disqualifications," Justice Rastogi told ANI.

He said there are many restrictions under the Delhi Prison rules and every paper has to route through the Suprindent of Jails who examines it and "only with his permission you can sign".

"...If these are restrictions which law farmers have put in place, I think it is high time the person has to take a call whether it is befitting for me to continue in office while in custody," he said.

"...You are holding a high office of a chief minister and it is a public office. If you are in custody, I feel that it is not good for a person in custody to continue in office. The public morality demands that one must quit. Let us see in the past also. J Jayalalithaa, Lalu Prasad Yadav resigned and recently Mr (Hemant) Soren also resigned. You can't take any paper to the sitting chief minister in custody and get him signed...I am very firm in my view that the public morality demands it (resignation)," he added.

02 Apr 2024, 04:04:22 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Truth can be troubled but not defeated,’ INDIA bloc leader said on Sanjay Singh bail

As Supreme Court grants bail to AAP leader Sanjay Singh in excise policy case, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari says, "Truth can be troubled but not defeated. I will say 'Satyameva Jayate.' I heartily welcome the decision of the court. I have a question in the context of law regarding the bail of Sanjay Singh... On the set of evidence, Sanjay Singh is granted bail, the same set of evidence is against Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia as well. The High Court should grant bail immediately...."

02 Apr 2024, 03:49:50 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Arvind Kejriwal will not resign as the chief minister of Delhi at any cost,’ says AAP

AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj on Tuesday said Arvind Kejriwal will not resign as the chief minister at any cost as two crore people in Delhi stand with him.

“The party MLAs on Tuesday met Arvind Kejriwal's wife, Sunita Kejriwal and asserted that the Delhi chief minister should continue to run the government from jail and not step down."

Hitting out at the BJP-led central government, the AAP leader said, "BJP thinks that we should give the Chief Minister post to them. We will not give it to them. They might be anxious, but things will go on like this."

02 Apr 2024, 02:46:17 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Thieves have been exposed,’ BJP hits back at AAP leaders Atishi, Delhi CM Kejriwal

Reacting to AAP leader Atishi's claim that BJP approached her to join the party and further threatened her, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said that the "thieves have been exposed."

Speaking to ANI, Tiwari said "People of Delhi are understanding it very well, there is a saying in English that thieves has been exposed." 

Speaking on Kejriwal's naming of Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj before the ED, the BJP leader said, "Their CM, Arvind Kejriwal, said Vijay Nair used to report to Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj. Nair, who is a key factor in the liquor scam, used to report to them. If the kingpin of this entire scam is saying that these people are involved, they should be interrogated. The BJP has zero tolerance for corruption. PM Narendra Modi's stand is to remove corruption."

02 Apr 2024, 02:28:31 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates:  Sanjay Singh gets bail in Delhi liquor policy case.

Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to AAP leader Sanjay Singh in the Delhi liquor policy case.

The apex court said, “We direct that Sanjay Singh be released on bail on terms and conditions fixed by the trial court. We clarify that the concession given today will not be treated as a precedence. He will be allowed to continue with his political activities."

02 Apr 2024, 01:57:02 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: 55 MLAs meet Delhi CM wife Sunita Kejriwal  

55 AAP MLAs including Saurabh Bharadwaj, Kailash Gahlot arrived at the residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to meet his wife Sunita Kejriwal.

02 Apr 2024, 01:54:43 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: PM Modi says, ‘Corrupt should go to jail’

PM Modi, during his Lok Sabha campaign in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, April 2, said, “Don't you think the corrupt should go to jail. The corrupt are threatening and abusing me. But they can't deter me. Action against each one of the corrupt will continue."

02 Apr 2024, 01:26:54 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Farooq Abdullah says, ‘Arvind Kejriwal’s stature increased after going to jail…This will…'

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM and NC leader Farooq Abdullah said, "After going to jail, his stature has increased. He has now become a big leader...This will benefit AAP. AAP will win all 13 seats in Punjab. Congress-AAP will win all 7 seats in Delhi and it will also have an impact on Haryana and Himachal Pradesh."

02 Apr 2024, 01:18:38 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: AAP MLAs arrive at the residence of Delhi CM to meet wife Sunita Kejriwal | Watch

AAP MLAs including Saurabh Bharadwaj, Kailash Gahlot have arrived at the residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to meet his wife Sunita Kejriwal.

02 Apr 2024, 01:11:01 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Court lists April 6 as hearing date for ED over Manish Sisodia bail plea 

Rouse Avenue Court has listed the hearing of arguments of the ED on the bail plea of AAP leader Manish Sisodia for April 6.

Senior advocate Mohit Mathur presented the arguments for Manish Sisodia in the court.

02 Apr 2024, 01:04:59 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘The courts are hand in glove with the BJP…’ says BJP official

BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla, over Delhi Minister and AAP leader Atishi's statements, said, "The courts have denied bail and relief to Arvind Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh, Vijay Nair and Manish Sisodia. They say it's vendetta politics, are they implying courts are doing vendetta? Are they implying that the courts are hand in glove with the BJP and are orchestrating this? 

He further added, "If they have all the evidence in their command why don't the courts give them relief? This is the same party which said a few months ago that 800 crore had been kept by the BJP, they are breaking our party we have an audio tape we are going to disclose it but where is that audio tape?... This party has the track record of making the most number of lies and the most number of untruthful statements."

02 Apr 2024, 01:01:33 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: AAP MLAs to meet Delhi CM wife Sunita Kejriwal

All MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will arrive at the residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal soon, to meet his wife Sunita Kejriwal.

02 Apr 2024, 12:24:14 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: BJP accuses Atishi of ‘playing blame game’

BJP leader Bansuri Swaraj over Delhi minister and AAP leader Atishi's exposé said, "She is forgetting that the investigation has been directed towards her by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Arvind Kejriwal took her name along with Saurabh Bharadwaj yesterday. Atishi is now playing a blame game. They make baseless allegations every now and then. "

02 Apr 2024, 11:31:33 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: 'You just can't attack BJP on some false….' says BJP over Atishi's exposé

BJP leader and senior advocate Nalin Kohli over Atishi's exposé said, “Atishi must be worried that the Aam Aadmi Party supreme leader Arvind Kejriwal seems to have taken her name and Saurabh Bharadwaj's name saying the middlemen used to meet them. If that is the case, their own leader is pointing a finger towards them. His two colleagues and other ministers are already in jail. "

He further added, "He has already taken their resignation. Perhaps he has some other plans in mind to remove these ministers. But you just can't turn around and attack the BJP on some false allegation or false narrative in the hope that the questions that are being asked will not be asked. Ultimately they have to answer on the scam which is the liquor scam in Delhi and on which the investigative agency obviously seems to have collected some credible material."

02 Apr 2024, 10:54:54 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Fight for the CM post has begun,’ says BJP as it terms Atishi's ‘exposé’ as ‘baseless allegations’ 

BJP leader RP Singh said, “I too can make such baseless allegations. I too can say that Saurabh Bharadwaj called me up and requested me to protect them from Arvind Kejriwal who wants to put them behind bars and make Sunita Kejriwal the CM."

He further added, "This is their internal tussle which is coming out again and again in different manners. The truth is that action will be taken against all whose names are involved in the matter...It is clear that the fight for the CM post has begun in AAP. Saurabh Bharadwaj and Atishi are on one side and Sunita Kejriwal and Arvind Kejriwal are on the other side."

02 Apr 2024, 10:35:11 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘ ED took Saurabh Bharadwaj and my name…planning to put the next line of leadership of AAP in jail,’ says Atishi

Delhi Minister and AAP leader Atishi on Tuesday, April 2, said, “Yesterday the ED took Saurabh Bharadwaj and my name in the court, on the basis of a statement which is available with ED and CBI for one and a half years, this statement is in the charge sheet of ED. This statement is also in the charge sheets of CBI, so what was the reason for raising this statement? "

She added, "The reason for raising this statement was that now the BJP feels that despite Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, and Satyendra Jain being in jail, the Aam Aadmi Party is still united and strong. Now they are planning to put the next line of leadership of the Aam Aadmi Party in jail..."

02 Apr 2024, 10:30:15 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘BJP invited me to join… or I will be arrested,’ says Atishi

"Bharatiya Janata Party approached me and invited me to join their party…. They asked me to join the party to save my political career and make progress in politics or else within the next one month ED would arrest me," said AAP leader and Delhi Education Minister Atishi.

02 Apr 2024, 10:22:09 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘ED will send us summons…,’ says Atishi

"Raids will take place at my residence, at my family and relatives' residences following which ED will send us summons and eventually arrest all of us," said AAP leader and Delhi Education Minister Atishi.

02 Apr 2024, 10:17:17 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘ED will raid….in the coming days,’ says Atishi

“ED will raid my personal residence in the coming days," said AAP leader and Delhi Education Minister Atishi.

02 Apr 2024, 10:14:54 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘Next big leaders of AAP to go to jail…’ says Atishi

Next big leaders of AAP to go to jail in the coming few days include Atishi, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Raghav Chadha and Durgesh Pathak: Atishi 

02 Apr 2024, 09:58:38 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: AAP leader Atishi to make ‘explosive exposé’ at 10am

On Monday, in a social media post on X, AAP leader Atishi wrote, “I will be doing an explosive exposé at 10am tmrw."

02 Apr 2024, 09:56:15 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘ED, EC and CBI….weapons of BJP and RSS,’ says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, earlier accused ED, EC and CBI of functioning as weapons of the BJP and RSS and not as institutions of the country. He said, “The institution of the country, whether it is ED, Election Commission of India or CBI, now they are not the institution of the country but the weapons of BJP and RSS. The ED, CBI and I-T are responsible for the current state of affairs."

He further added, “If these institutions had done their work, this would not have happened. They should think about this one day when the BJP government changes, then action will be taken and the action will be such that these things will not repeat again, I guarantee".

02 Apr 2024, 09:20:29 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘ED, CBI and Income tax Department only work to arrest leaders who speak against BJP,’ says Congress leader

Assam Congress Working President Jakir Hussain Sikdar on Monday hit out at the central agencies including ED, CBI and Income tax Department. He alleged that all theses central agencies are the branches of the Bhartiya Janata Party. 

Jakir Hussain Sikdar said, "ED & CBI are putting leaders behind bars who raise their voices against BJP's corruption. The people of the country know that ED, CBI & I-T have only one work & that is to arrest leaders who speak against the BJP. One branch of BJP is ED, one is CBI and the other is Income tax".

02 Apr 2024, 08:43:04 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Rouse Avenue Court sends Delhi CM to judicial custody until April 15

The Rouse Avenue Court on Monday, April 1, sent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15.

Enforcement Directorate (ED) said, “During the period of custody, statements of the arrestee have been taken on 9 days. The arrestee was interrogated and questions were asked about the findings of the investigation. "

ED added, “The arrestee was confronted with the statements of different witnesses, approvers, and other co-accused who have revealed the role of the arrestee."

02 Apr 2024, 08:26:36 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: 'It is clear, Vijay Nair wouldn't be….  ultimate benefit reaped by AAP,' says ED

Enforcement Directorate (ED) in court said, “It was put to the arrestee to explain the authority with which Vijay Nair attended these meetings, the arrestee evaded the question by claiming unawareness of these persons."

ED added, "It is clear that a senior functionary like Vijay Nair, who closely worked with the arrestee, wouldn't be able to assert himself without the sanction and approval of the head of the party. This is also because the ultimate benefit of these conspiracies/meetings was reaped by the AAP in the Goa election campaign." 

02 Apr 2024, 07:27:14 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Arvind Kejriwal claims limited interaction with ex-communication-in-charge, Vijay Nair, says ED in court

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) informed the court on Monday, April 1, that Arvind Kejriwal claimed his interaction with former communication-in-charge of the AAP, Vijay Nair was limited, during the recording of a statement in ED custody. Arvind Kejriwal said that he only reported to party leaders Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj, Ed informed court.

The statements of Vijay Nair suggest that he stayed in a Cabinet Minister's bungalow and worked from the camp office of the Chief Minister, as per ED's submission in court.

02 Apr 2024, 06:47:46 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: BJP hits out at AAP as Arvind Kejriwal's wife gains ground, says ‘Sunita Kejriwal is now….’

Delhi BJP secretary and party candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat, Bansuri Swaraj charged at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday, April 1, while addressing a press conference, he inquired if Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal was now "officially" holding the Delhi CM post.

The BJP leader also slammed the opposition INDIA bloc saying its Ramlila ground rally on Sunday was a "flop show" to "mislead" people on corruption issues.

Bansuri Swaraj asked the AAP to clarify "whether Sunita Kejriwal is now officially the chief minister because she is using the Delhi chief minister's chair to give the media messages".

01 Apr 2024, 10:22:12 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Will president rule be implemented in Delhi?

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: As Arvind Kejriwal maintains his stance on running the government from jail, Article 239AA, President's rule can be implemented based on the report of the Lieutenant Governor, or it can even be done without it, said  former Lok Sabha Secretary General PD Thankappan Achary on Monday.

"Under Article 239AA, President's rule can be implemented based on the report of the Lieutenant Governor, or it can even be done without it. The status of Arvind Kejriwal won't be changed due to his imprisonment, but the issue lies in the functioning of the government," former Lok Sabha Secretary General PD Thankappan Achary told PTI.

01 Apr 2024, 10:03:07 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Will do explosive expose on April 2, says Atishi

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: AAP leader Atishi on Monday said that she will bring an explosive expose at on Tuesday Morning. In a post on social media Delhi minister wrote, "I will be doing an explosive expose at 10 am tomorrow."

01 Apr 2024, 09:25:26 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: What is Arvind Kejriwal’s schedule at Tihar Jail?

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was taken to Tihar jail on Monday. The AAP convener will stay alone in a barrack at Tihar under 24-hour CCTV surveillance, sources told ANI.

He will wake up around 6:30 am, after which he will be served breakfast at 6:40 am which will be…(Read full story)

01 Apr 2024, 09:05:36 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: They are in the right place, Jharkhand BJP chief takes a jibe at Delhi CM, Hemant Soren

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Taking a jibe at Delhi CM and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, BJP leader  Babulal Marandi said the two leaders are in the right place.

"When a person doesn't follow the law, he ends up at a place where people like Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain and Hemant Soren went. These people are in the right place," said Marandi.

01 Apr 2024, 08:49:46 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Imandari ki jo hoti adat tumhari…’, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari takes dig at Delhi CM

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Hours after Delhi CM was sent to Tihar jail under judicial custody, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari took a jibe at Arvind Kejriwal.

"Today, there is a line running through the minds of everyone in the streets of Delhi that '"Imandari ki jo hoti adat tumhari (Arvind Kejriwal) toh Tihar tak nahi jati ye Yatra tumhari (If honesty was your habit, then your journey would not have gone to Tihar jail)," Manoj Tiwari said.

01 Apr 2024, 08:35:09 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Constitution doesn’t bar anyone from running govt from jail, says advocate Ashwini Dubey

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: As Arvind Kejriwal continues to run his government inside jail, advocate Ashwini Dubay said, “The Constitution does not expressly bar anyone from running the government from inside the jail, but talking of Constitutional morality stops it. Democracy demands that the person, who has been elected by the public, be outside (the jail) with the public. Here (Delhi), people would not be having any access to the CM."

01 Apr 2024, 08:19:22 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ED -CBI are putting leaders behind bars who raise voices against BJP corruption, says Congress Working President

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Congress Working President Jakir Hussain Sikdar on Monday said that the Enforcement Directorate and CBI are sending those leaders behind bars who raise their voices against BJP corruption. “The people of the country know that ED, CBI & I-T have only one job & that is to arrest leaders who speak against the BJP," he told ANI.

01 Apr 2024, 07:50:50 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Delhi CM’s arrest is a political ploy, says Mizoram Congress leader Lalnunmawia Chuaungo

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Commenting on the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Mizoram Congress leader Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, called the ED action against the AAP national convener as a part of a political ploy.

01 Apr 2024, 07:27:40 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: ‘It is important to have a functional chief minister as…’ says advocate Rakesh Dwivedi

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Talking about Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal working from jail, advocate Rakesh Dwivedi said that the cabinet cannot function effectively without a functional CM.

"Delhi deserves a competent Chief Minister, one who is not currently in the jail. The AAP, which currently holds the majority in the legislature, should appoint someone. It is important for Delhi to have a functional Chief Minister, as a cabinet cannot operate effectively without one," said advocate Rakesh Dwivedi.

01 Apr 2024, 06:56:07 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Delhi CM mentions 2 AAP leaders during ED custody; BJP jibes ‘wants Atishi in jail’

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Taking a jibe at the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP's national spokesperson RP Singh said that he wants AAP leader Atishi to be in jail so that he can make Sunita Kejriwal his wife.

01 Apr 2024, 06:42:06 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Kejriwal will remain CM, he is under constitutional oath, says AAP leader Jasmine Shah

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: AAP leader Jasmine Shah on Monday said that Arvind Kejriwal will remain CM, he is under constitutional oath to serve people of Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal will remain in judicial custody till April 15.

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