NEW DELHI: Alleging that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has despatched a “false summons” to him, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that he has defined to the ED why their summons is illegitimate including that his greatest power and asset is his “honesty.”
Addressing a press convention on Thursday, Delhi’s Chief Minister stated, “Within the final two years, all of the companies of BJP have performed many raids however not a single penny was discovered. If there may be corruption then the place is the cash? AAP leaders are stored in jail in such faux circumstances. Now BJP desires to arrest me. My greatest power and asset is my honesty.”
Questioning the timing of the discover simply earlier than the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the Delhi CM stated that the Bharatiya Janata Get together desires to cease him from campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.
“My legal professionals instructed me that the summons was unlawful, I wrote the query and despatched it to ED. Ought to I obey an illegal summon? If a authorized summons comes, I’ll adjust to it. Why am I being referred to as simply earlier than the Lok Sabha elections? Eight months in the past I used to be referred to as by CBI, I went and gave all of the solutions. Right this moment they need to cease me from campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections,” he added.
AAP chief additional stated that he has at all times fought for the nation and until his final, he’ll struggle for the nation.
“Right this moment, opposition leaders are being included within the BJP by ED. Whoever joins his occasion, all his issues get resolved. Right this moment sincere leaders like Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh and Vijay Nair have been put in jail. I’ve at all times fought for the nation. Each breath of mine is for the nation. We have now to avoid wasting the nation collectively. I’m combating towards them with all my coronary heart, I want your assist,” he stated.
Delhi Chief Minister skipped the third summons issued to him by the ED on Wednesday. The ED issued a 3rd summons to CM Kejriwal on December 22 final 12 months, in reference to the alleged Delhi liquor rip-off case, asking him to seem earlier than the company on January 3.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kejriwal, in his reply to the ED, expressed his readiness to cooperate with the investigation however declined to seem on the summoned date, calling the discover “unlawful.” Kejriwal additional questioned the company for not responding to his earlier replies when the summons was despatched to him and he had raised sure queries on the character of the company’s investigation.
In his written reply to the ED, the Delhi CM stated “As a premier investigating company the non-disclosure and non-response strategy adopted by you can not maintain the check of legislation, fairness or justice. Your obstinacy is tantamount to assuming the position of choose, jury and executioner on the similar time which isn’t acceptable in our nation ruled by the rule of legislation.”
“In these circumstances, I urge you to reply to my earlier response and make clear the place in order to allow me to know the true intent, ambit, nature, sweep and scope of the purported inquiry/investigation for which I’m being referred to as” he added in his response.
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