Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News: Delhi CM arrested by ED; ‘will run govt from jail’, says AAP

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Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday night in an excise policy-linked money laundering case. The ED had conducted searches at CM Kejriwal residence on Civil Lines

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been arrested by the ED in the Delhi excise policy-linked money laundering case (PTI)

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been arrested by the ED in the Delhi excise policy-linked money laundering case (PTI)

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Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal’s has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in excise policy-linked money laundering case. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal becomes the first sitting chief minister to have been arrested.

Earlier the Delhi High Court had rejected a plea seeking protection for the Delhi CM from coercive action in the excise policy-linked money laundering case. 

Following this the Enforcement Directorate began conducting searches at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Civil Lines. The Delhi Chief Minister had till now skipped nearly nine ED summons issued to him in the money laundering case.

PDP Chief flags ‘growing authoritarianism’

“The arbitrary arrest of yet another CM by ED reeks of political vendetta & growing authoritarianism. This cowardly act has exposed fears of the ruling party now resorting to desperate measures by manipulating elections even before they are held. History has shown that tyranny never prevails in the face of unified resistance. We will not be intimidated,” tweets PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti.

‘Finally the people of Delhi will get rid of a corrupt Chief Minister’, says BJP leader

“Finally the people of Delhi will get rid of a corrupt Chief Minister. I had said this six years ago that Arvind Kejriwal would end up in Tihar jail due to his corruption. Today finally he has been arrested by ED; this is commendable and finally, the people of Delhi will get justice,” said BJP leader Kapil Mishra after the arrest of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal by the ED.

‘Systematic effort is on’ tweets Tharoor

“Shocked by the news of the arrest of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Coming hard on the heels of the crippling freeze on Congress bank accounts, it is clear that a systematic effort is on to subvert Indian democracy during our general elections,” tweets Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

‘INDIA will give a befitting reply to this’ tweets Rahul Gandhi

“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. INDIA will give a befitting reply to this.”, tweets Rahul Gandhi.

‘BJP is trying to weaken the opposition’ tweets Kharge

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge tweets, “The arrogant BJP, which makes false claims of victory every day, is trying to weaken the opposition by all means and illegal means before the elections. If there was real confidence in victory then the accounts of the main opposition party – Congress Party would not have been frozen by misusing the constitutional institutions. The truth is that the BJP is already scared of the upcoming election results…”

‘BJP knows that it will not come to power again’, says Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav says, “Those who are themselves imprisoned in the fear of defeat, what will ‘they’ do by imprisoning someone else? BJP knows that it will not come to power again, and due to this fear, it wants to remove the opposition leaders from the public by any means at the time of elections, arrest is just an excuse. This arrest will give birth to a new people’s revolution.”

‘He has to give answers’, says BJP leader Shehzad Poonawalla

“No matter how many victim cards Arvind Kejriwal plays, he has to give answers now. When it comes to him (Arvind Kejriwal) being investigated, he is saying that he will run the government from jail,” said BJP leader Shehzad Poonawalla

Misuse of ED and CBI, alleges Shiv Sena

“The (central) government sitting in Delhi has become arrogant and is not letting opposition leaders live. First Hemant Soren, and now Arvind Kejriwal has been arrested. Such misuse of ED and CBI has never been done by any government.”, said Shiv Sena (UBT) spokesperson Anand Dubey

CPI(M) condemns Delhi CM’s arrest

CPI(M) has condemned Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest in the Delhi excise policy-money laundering case. In a statement, CPI(M) said, “We Strongly Condemn the Arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.”

Arrest involves three-point agenda for the BJP, says AIADMK

AAP MLA Rakhi Birla detained by Delhi Police

Protesting outside the residence of Arvind Kejriwal, AAP MLA Rakhi Birla has been detained by the Delhi Police. Delhi CM and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Excise policy case.

Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyers are going to SC Registrar’s house: AAP

Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyers are going to the Supreme Court Registrar’s house to request immediate hearing against the Delhi HC’s refusal to grant interim protection to the Delhi CM from arrest in the Delhi excise policy case.

TMC condemns CM Kejriwal’s 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

Lowering level of politics in such manner neither suits PM, nor his govt, says Congress

Soon after the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, 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.

Kejriwal’s arrest could dent AAP’s prospects in Lok Sabha polls

The arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday night could not have come at a worse time for the Aam Aadmi Party, which is already grappling with the absence of its top leadership from action.

The party is eyeing at expanding its footprint across the country and has tied up with the Congress to contest the Lok Sabha polls against the BJP in Delhi, Haryana and Gujarat.

Kejriwal is the fulcrum of the party’s Lok Sabha campaign and its star campaigner. The party is already feeling the pinch of the absence of its senior leaders like Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain and Sanjay Singh.

Now the arrest of Kejriwal has landed the ruling party of Delhi in the doldrums.

Not only does Kejriwal’s arrest threaten to derail the party’s Lok Sabha campaign, it could have long standing repercussions on governance in Delhi and the Assembly polls next year.

For now, the party is maintaining a brave face and saying, ‘Ladenge, Jeetenge’ but the truth is that a bumpy road in the coming days awaits the 12-year-old party.

Arrested CM to be produced before special PMLA court on Friday

Arrested Delhi CM Kejriwal will be produced before special PMLA court on Friday. The ED will seek his custody for interrogation, says officials.

What is ED investigating?

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.

Congress leader urges CM kejriwal to ‘cooperate’ with ED

“This is wrong; we were urging Arvind Kejriwal to cooperate with them (ED). But, making an arrest without any investigations or questioning is wrong,” said Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on ED arresting Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Udit Raj said, “At present, heavy police security have surrounded the house of the Chief Minister of Delhi and converted it into a camp as if he is a dacoit… This is the situation today with a Chief Minister elected by the people. Such behaviour in India is the murder of democracy…”

AAP MLA Rakhi Birla detained by Delhi Police

AAP MLA Rakhi Birla detained by Delhi Police while protesting outside the residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

BJP can stoop to any low to make Kejriwal bow down, alleges AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that there was a “huge conspiracy” behind Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and accused the BJP of stooping to any level to make him bow down.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Kejriwal from his residence here on Thursday evening, officials said, shortly after the high court refused to grant the AAP leader protection from coercive action in an excise policy-linked money-laundering case.

Kejriwal will continue as chief minister of Delhi

Delhi Cabinet minister Atishi said Arvind Kejriwal will continue as the chief minister and run Delhi government from prison if needed after his arrest by the ED in an excise policy-linked money laundering case.

She also said that the Aam Aadmi Party has moved the Supreme Court against the action by the federal agency.

“He will continue as the chief minister of Delhi. If need be, he will run the government from jail. There is no rule that stops him from running the government from jail,” Atishi told reporters in national capital Delhi.

First Sitting CM to be arrested

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal becomes the first sitting chief minister to have been arrested.

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