Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has opted not to honor the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) summons, pertaining to a probe linked to an excise policy case. Instead, Kejriwal, along with his Punjab counterpart, Bhagwant Mann, has redirected his focus to Madhya Pradesh, where they will be engaging in election campaign activities. Kejriwal categorically denounced the ED’s summons as “illegal” and “politically motivated,” pressing for its immediate withdrawal.
The backdrop to this development is the ongoing case involving the former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, who currently finds himself behind bars due to alleged irregularities related to the Delhi Excise Policy. In a significant move, the ED had previously expressed its intention to consider adding the Aam Aadmi Party to the list of accused parties in this case.
Arvind Kejriwal, who had been slated to appear before the ED at approximately 11 am, has opted to prioritize his election campaign commitments over this summons. The decision is underscored by his belief in the unjust nature of the allegations and his assertion that they are driven by political motivations.
The ED, on the other hand, is left to grapple with the implications of this development as the legal proceedings surrounding the excise policy case continue to unfold. The political landscape in Delhi remains charged, with key figures embroiled in a complex legal battle. It remains to be seen how this unfolding saga will shape the political landscape in the region and impact the involved parties.