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Arvind Kejriwal News Highlights: Delhi HC denies urgent hearing of plea filed by Kejriwal against his arrest

Arvind Kejriwal News Highlights: The ED has alleged that Kejriwal orchestrated the liquor scam and tracked the money trail to the Goa election campaign in 2022.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal News Highlights: Arvind Kejriwal has been remanded to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for six days until March 28, following his arrest in relation to the Delhi liquor policy scam. The ED has alleged that Kejriwal orchestrated the liquor scam and tracked the money trail to the Goa election campaign in 2022. According to ED, the chief minister demanded substantial bribes from liquor policy stakeholders, promising them undue benefits, and these funds were utilized during the Punjab and Goa elections. Senior advocate and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing Kejriwal, argued against routine remand, suggesting a review of the necessity of Kejriwal's custody....Read More

Kejriwal said on Friday that he was with his parents when the ED officials came to his house. Kejriwal revealed to India Today that he was taken by surprise by the swift arrest and had anticipated that the ED would wait for at least two to three days before taking action. “I was not expecting it. I did not think ED would come to arrest me so soon. I thought they would wait at least 2-3 days before arresting me. I did not get a chance to take blessings from my parents before ED took me away. I was sitting with my parents before the ED came,” India Today quoted Kejriwal as saying.

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Mar 24, 2024 12:15 AM IST

Will seek court permission to set up office for Delhi CM Kejriwal in jail: Bhagwant Mann

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said that if Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is jailed, they will seek court approval to establish his office in prison for governance, PTI reported. Mann also emphasised that within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Kejriwal's position is irreplaceable.

He also asserted that no one can take Kejriwal's place in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Kejriwal is currently in Enforcement Directorate custody till March 28. He was arrested by the ED on Thursday night in connection with a money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped excise policy of his government. Sisodia and Singh are also in jail in the same matter.

Mar 23, 2024 10:11 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal responsible for making Sunita Kejriwal speak with so much pain: Delhi BJP President

Delhi BJP president Virendraa Sachdeva held Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the pain that his family members were undergoing. He also accused both the Congress and AAP of being mired in corruption and fighting the polls while holding each other's hands.

Mar 23, 2024 9:33 PM IST

Delhi BJP leaders pledge to fight corruption at Rajghat, slay AAP over excise policy 'scam'

The Delhi BJP leaders on Saturday held a protest near Rajghat demanding the resignation of Arvind Kejriwal, currently in ED custody, and alleged the AAP is playing "victim card" to prove itself innocent.

The demand came in the wake of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arresting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in an excise policy-linked money laundering case on Thursday night.

The BJP leaders on Saturday paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and pledged to fight against corruption, singing "Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram".

Mar 23, 2024 8:32 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal reaches ED office - WATCH

The wife of Delhi CM and AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal, Sunita Kejriwal reaches the ED office.

Mar 23, 2024 8:15 PM IST

Anurag Thakur's jab on Arvind Kejriwal's arrest

Union minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday lashed out at Arvind Kejriwal for continuing as Delhi chief minister despite being arrested, calling it the ‘worst kind of politics’. Read more here

Mar 23, 2024 7:44 PM IST

Delhi HC denies urgent hearing of plea filed by Kejriwal against his arrest

Delhi High Court denies an urgent listing of the plea filed by Delhi CM and AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal challenging his arrest and custody in the case. The matter will be now listed on Wednesday.

Mar 23, 2024 6:56 PM IST

‘Will seek court permission to set up office for Kejriwal in jail’: Bhagwant Mann

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said that if his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal is sent to jail, they will approach the court seeking permission to set up his office in prison to run his government from there.

Mar 23, 2024 6:04 PM IST

Smriti Irani slams Rahul Gandhi on Arvind Kejriwal's arrest

Union minister Smriti Irani hit out at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, accusing him of having ‘double standards’ by expressing solidarity with Arvind Kejriwal's family. Read more here

Mar 23, 2024 5:49 PM IST

Kejriwal moves Delhi high court challenging his arrest, ED remand

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday moved the Delhi high court challenging his arrest and ED remand. He has sought an urgent hearing on March 24.

Mar 23, 2024 5:34 PM IST

Bansuri Swaraj on Sunita Kejriwal's press briefing

On Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal's press briefing, Bansuri Swaraj said, “We understand the anguish faced by Mrs Kejriwal. The person wholly responsible for her pain is Arvind Kejriwal. He defrauded the people of Delhi to fill his pockets with kickbacks worth 100 crore.”

Mar 23, 2024 5:11 PM IST

AAP seeks urgent appointment with ECI after ‘sealed’ office claim

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has sought an urgent appointment with the Election Commission to ensure a level playing field in the Lok Sabha elections, shortly after minister Atishi claimed that the party's Delhi office has been sealed.

Mar 23, 2024 4:37 PM IST

Bhagwant Mann on Kejriwal's arrest: ‘Last nail in coffin moment for BJP’

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday hit out at the BJP over the ED's remand of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying that it will be the “last nail in the coffin moment” for the saffron party. “Arvind Kejriwal is a big leader and he will come out soon, maybe in a few days. We have faith in the judiciary,” he said.

Mann added, “Whoever joins the BJP is believed that they have been cleaned by the washing machine. Those who are in opposition don't let them contest elections, is this the biggest democracy in the world?... Whoever trying to end the power of the BJP is a 'kingpin' as per them (BJP) and yes we are the kingpin and we will end their power in 2-4 years, and they (BJP) know this.”

Mar 23, 2024 3:52 PM IST

AAP leaders sit on a protest against the arrest of Kejriwal - WATCH

AAP leaders including Delhi Minister Atishi sit on a protest against the arrest of Delhi chief minister and party supremo Arvind Kejriwal in the excise policy case.

Mar 23, 2024 3:31 PM IST

BJP's Sambit Patra accuses INDIA allies of making 'U-turn' in their statements

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Saturday took a swipe at INDIA parties for going back on their previous statements critical of AAP and Kejriwal following his arrest. “It's unfortunate for a corrupt leader to demand immunity (from arrest) in the name of a 'level playing field'. Is that democracy? You will indulge in corruption and then expect agencies not to carry out investigations against you, just because you belong to a political party that is going into elections. This is beyond the boundaries of the law,” he said.

Mar 23, 2024 2:48 PM IST

CPI's D Raja meets Kerjriwal's family, condemns the CM's arrest

Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary D. Raja met Arvind Kejriwal's family on Saturday and condemned the Delhi chief minister's arrest. “We came in a delegation to meet Arvind Kejriwal's family members, to express our support and solidarity with them. I was in Patna and I condemned the arrest from there. Our position is very clear, we condemn this arrest as it is nothing but a political vendetta,” he told the media.

Hitting out at the ruling BJP, the CPI leader said, “They think that by doing this they can make the opposition parties inactive during the election period. BJP and RSS are getting jittery and desperate. The democratic movement stands behind Arvind Kejriwal and he will come out successfully.”

Mar 23, 2024 2:34 PM IST

Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar ‘threatens’ to expose Kejriwal

Two days after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested in a Delhi liquor policy case, alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar on Saturday threatened to expose the former and said that he would become an “approver against the Delhi CM and his team”.

“All the evidence has been given. Truth has prevailed. I welcome him to the Tihar jail,” he added.

Mar 23, 2024 1:45 PM IST

‘From Swaraj to Sharaab…’: BJP National Spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla

BJP National Spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla says, "From 'Swaraj' to 'Sharaab', from 'Anna Hazare' to 'Lalu Prasad Yadav', today what we are seeing is actually the 'satta ka nasha'... This is the first instance where the government will operate from the jail. Is this constitutionally, legally and morally possible?... This shows the transformation that has taken place that Anna Hazare has tears in his eyes and Arvind Kejriwal is in the company of Lalu Prasad Yadav..."

Mar 23, 2024 1:32 PM IST

AAP office in Delhi 'sealed', matter to be raised with EC: Atishi

The AAP office in Delhi has been "sealed off" from all sides, senior leader Atishi claimed on Saturday and said the party will report the matter to the Election Commission.

In a post on X, Atishi questioned the "sealing" of the party office, saying it is against the "level playing field" promised by the Constitution.

"How can access to a national party office be stopped during the Lok Sabha election? This (is) against the 'level playing field' promised in the Indian Constitution. We are seeking time with the Election Commission (EC) to complain against this," the Delhi minister said in her post.


Mar 23, 2024 1:25 PM IST

INDIA bloc protests at Shaheedi Park against arrest of Arvind Kejriwal

The workers and leaders of the INDIA bloc protested on Saturday at Shaheedi Park in Delhi against the arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the money laundering case related to the alleged excise policy scam.

The leaders and workers of the INDIA bloc, who gathered at Shaheedi Park, criticized the BJP-led central government and raised slogans against it .

Raising slogans "Arvind tum sangharsh karo, hum tumhare sath hain" and "tyranny won't last," hundreds of INDIA bloc leaders and workers on Saturday came.


Mar 23, 2024 1:05 PM IST

‘Whole country angry since yesterday…’: Punjab CM and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann

Punjab CM and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann said on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's arrest, “The whole country has been angry since yesterday, BJP want to bring in dictatorship in India. Since their govt was not formed in Delhi, they are not letting the govt run, L-G has been given all the powers, in Punjab their govt was not formed, so governor will interfere, in West Bengal their govt was not formed, so they want Governor to rule...BR Ambedkar's constitution is in danger. I want to appeal to the 140 crore to come and assemble or else this country is going towards destruction...”

Mar 23, 2024 12:46 PM IST

Watch: Police detaining, removing AAP workers during protest against arrest of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Police detained and removed AAP workers during their protest against the arrest of Delhi CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.

Mar 23, 2024 12:25 PM IST

‘Whole nation watching death of democracy’: Delhi minister

AAP Minister Atishi says, " Today the whole nation is watching the death of democracy that is happening. One by one attacks are happening on the opposition. First the sitting CM Hemant Soren was arrested, and then Arvind Kejriwal was arrested, if one by one opposition leaders are put in jail, what is the meaning of the election? This is dictatorship..."

Mar 23, 2024 12:21 PM IST

‘Thank all leaders…’: Delhi Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj

Amid Aam Aadmi Party's protests, Delhi Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj says, " We thank all the leaders of Congress, Left and everyone who are standing with INDIA alliance and Arvind Kejriwal in this fight for democracy, to protect the election"

Mar 23, 2024 12:19 PM IST

‘No jail can keep him behind bars for long’: Kejriwal's wife

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal says in a statement, "...There are several forces within and outside India that are weakening the country. We have to be alert, identify these forces and defeat them...Women in Delhi must be thinking that Kejriwal is behind bars. Who knows if they would get 1000. I appeal to them to trust their brother, their son. There is no jail that can keep him behind bars for long. I will come out soon and keep my promise..."

She added, “...I also appeal to all the workers of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that work of social welfare and public welfare should not stop with me going to jail. Don't hate BJP people due to this. They are our brothers and sisters. I will come back soon…”

Mar 23, 2024 11:19 AM IST

AAP alleges "Money trail tracked to BJP account", challenges PM, ED to arrest BJP Chief

A day after a Delhi court sent Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the custody of the Directorate of Enforcement, senior AAP leader and minister Atishi alleged that the money trail was found in the BJP's account and challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ED to 'arrest' BJP national president JP Nadda.

Addressing a press conference here, Atishi asserted that, till date, no money trail has been found connected to any AAP leader.


Mar 23, 2024 10:52 AM IST

Sunita Kejriwal, wife of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, will host press briefing today

Sunita Kejriwal, the wife of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, will host a press briefing today.

Mar 23, 2024 10:48 AM IST

Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Kejriwal's arrest

Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said, "The way sitting CMs have been arrested, this is the murder of democracy. These people had been elected by the people. Have they committed a murder or a serious crime? Were they running away somewhere or influencing people? Without any proof, purely based on someone's statements they have taken action... Now people are wondering whether elections will be held or not..."

Mar 23, 2024 10:35 AM IST

‘Where is the money trail?’: Atishi questions ED's investigation in liquor scam case

Atishi said during a press conference, “In the so-called excise policy scam of Delhi, CBI and ED investigations have been going on for the past two years. In these two years, a question has come up again and again - Where is the money trail? Where did the money go?...No proceeds of crime were recovered from any leader, minister or worker of AAP…But where is the money? Where is the money trail?”

Mar 23, 2024 10:32 AM IST

‘Kejriwal arrested based on statement of 1 person — Sarath Chandra Reddy’: Atishi

Atishi said, "Arvind Kejriwal was arrested two days ago in the alleged liquor policy case. He was arrested based on the statement of just one person - Sarath Chandra Reddy, the head of the Aurobindo Pharma. He owns several other companies. Sarath Chandra Reddy was called for questioning on November 9, 2022. During the questioning, he said he never met Arvind Kejriwal and is not related with the AAP. However, he was arrested following this by the ED. After spending several months in the jail, Sarath Chandra Reddy changed his statement, saying he has met Arvind Kejriwal. Following this, Sarath Chandra Reddy got bail."

Mar 23, 2024 10:31 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE: BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra on Delhi CM's arrest

BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra says, "You will be corrupt and then demand immunity in the name of 'level playing field'. This is not democracy. You are corrupt and then expect agencies to not carry out investigations against you just because you are a political party heading into elections? This is beyond the boundaries of the law... Senior leaders of the Congress organised press conferences just to criticise Arvind Kejriwal's Excise Policy. They all said Arvind Kejriwal is neck-deep in corruption... The same INDI alliance has now taken a U-turn. What is their truth?... They never talked about K Kavitha in front of the ECI, because Congress and BRS do not go hand in hand. They do not want a level playing field there."

Mar 23, 2024 9:31 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE | ‘Everyone said Kejriwal will continue as CM’: Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj

Delhi Minister and AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said to ANI, "Arvind Kejriwal will do what the public will say. He has always made major decisions based on what people have said. Before making this decision, he contacted all his MLAs, held meetings and met the Councillors. We also spoke with the people in all wards. Everyone said that Arvind Kejriwal will continue as the CM..."

Mar 23, 2024 9:30 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE: Security forces patrol central Delhi ahead of AAP's protest

Security personnel are patroling in central Delhi on Saturday amidst a call from the AAP to assemble at Shaheedi Park in protest against the arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with a money-laundering case related to the excise policy.

According to Delhi Minister Gopal Rai, all AAP MLAs, councillors, office-bearers, and representatives from the INDIA bloc will convene at Shaheedi Park at 10 am on Saturday, coinciding with the martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev, to take a vow to safeguard democracy.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is also expected to participate in the event, as announced by Rai.

Mar 23, 2024 9:07 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE: Medical team leaves ED office after Delhi CM's examination

On Saturday morning, a medical team departed from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Delhi. The team had arrived at the ED's office late on Friday to perform a medical examination on the Delhi Chief Minister. Concerns about the safety and security of the Chief Minister were raised by Aam Aadmi Party minister Atishi earlier on Friday.

Mar 23, 2024 8:50 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE: AAP leader Atishi to hold ‘explosive’ press conference at 10am

Delhi Minister and AAP leader Atishi said on X, “Explosive PC at 10am today on the money trail from the Delhi Excise Policy.”

Mar 23, 2024 7:31 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE: Collusion to bribes, remand note lists ED claims about Arvind Kejriwal

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) described Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the "kingpin" and "key conspirator" in alleged irregularities related to the 2021-22 Delhi excise policy. The ED pointed out his role as the convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), characterizing it as an "enterprise," to argue that he should face charges for money laundering.

In a detailed 32-page remand application, the federal agency accused Kejriwal of devising the policy to benefit specific individuals and extorting bribes from liquor businessmen. The ED also alleged that AAP gained from the proceeds of these illegal activities, which were then used during election campaigns.

Mar 23, 2024 6:45 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE: Let's take a look at the summary

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been remanded to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody until March 28 by Rouse Avenue Court. The ED had sought a 10-day remand, and Kejriwal was arrested on Thursday in connection with the alleged Delhi Liquor scam. He was presented before Special Judge Kaveri Baweja's court.

AAP leader Gopal Rai declared the party's intention to surround the Prime Minister's residence on March 26 in protest against the arrest of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal by the ED.

Mar 23, 2024 6:21 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE: Delhi BJP Chief on Kejriwal's arrest

On Friday, Delhi BJP President Virendraa Sachdeva mentioned that the actual details regarding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's purported participation in the liquor scam would come to light soon. His comments came after a court ruling that ordered Kejriwal to remain in Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody until March 28.

“Law is taking its course...Yesterday he (Arvind Kejriwal) was bargaining in the court that he is the Chief Minister of Delhi, hence he should be given two months but there is a rule of law in the country. The law treats every criminal the same, it is proven today. Soon the truth of Arvind Kejriwal's involvement in liquor scam will be revealed to everyone,” Sachdeva said to ANI.

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