“Kejriwal shouldn’t run, answer questions of ED”: BJP MP Manoj Tiwari


New Delhi [India]: Lashing out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for skipping the ED summons for the fifth time issued to him in the money laundering case related to the Delhi liquor excise policy 2021-22, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Manoj Tiwari stated that the Aam Admi Party national convenor “should not run” and “answer the questions” of the probe agency such as the Enforcement Directorate “in case he is honest”.

He also said that a probe should be “conducted” against those who “indulge” in corruption.

The BJP leader told ANI in the National Capital on Sunday, “Probe should be conducted against those who indulge in corruption. This is the first time…Kejriwal is running away without answering, he was summoned 5 times, so what is he teaching the people of Delhi? Don’t abide by the law?…”

“I feel that Kejriwal shouldn’t run and answer questions of the ED if he is honest, he doesn’t have to be scared…,” He added.

Meanwhile, the ED on Saturday moved the Rouse Avenue Court and filed a complaint against Arvind Kejriwal for not complying with the summons issued by the agency in the excise case in which two of its senior party leaders, Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh are in judicial custody.

The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Divya Malhotra, after hearing the submissions on Saturday, put up February 7 for the remaining submissions and consideration of the fresh complaint filed by the agency.

On February 2, Arvind Kejriwal skipped the Enforcement Directorate’s summons for the fifth time. The fresh summons to the Delhi CM followed the fourth summons, which he had skipped on January 18.

While skipping the fifth summons, the party called it “unlawful.”

Kejriwal has so far skipped four previous summons issued by the ED on January 3, January 18, November 2, and December 22, calling them “illegal and politically motivated.”

According to the ED, the agency wants to record Kejriwal’s statement in the case on issues like the formulation of policy, meetings held before it was finalized, and allegations of bribery.



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