Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal fails to appear before the Enforcement Directorate on 3rd January, 2024, even after getting the 3rd summon from the agency on 22nd December 2023.
Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the chief minister of Delhi, came under fire from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday for allegedly avoiding his third summons and not showing up for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) hearing, claiming that he is fleeing like a criminal because he has something to hide.
Even though the courts have found that there is a money trail, BJP’s national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla called him a criminal and claimed that Kejriwal is playing the victim card.
“Today, once again Arvind Kejriwal has skipped the third summon. This shows that there is something to hide, and that why he is absconding like a criminal…Courts have not given bail to Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh, and the courts have established that there is a money trail, despite all this they are playing the same victim card”, he said.
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Poonawalla further asked “what is he afraid off, if he has not done anything wrong”?
Congress came in support of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal saying agencies are after the opposition leaders and not focussing on their work.
“ED is carrying out raids at the associates of Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren. ED notices were sent to former Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh Bhagel right before the elections and false allegations were put on him. Arvind Kejriwal is also a part of the opposition alliance…It is true that these agencies are not doing their work but putting pressure on the opposition leaders”, Congress leader Udit Raj said.