26 May 2024
Arvind Kejriwal

Since Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested on an excise policy case by the central agency, Enforcement Directorate, or ED, many people have demanded the resignation of the CM. Amid the controversial arrest of Arvind Kejriwal, a plea was also filed with the Supreme Court, seeking the removal of Arvind Kejriwal as the CM of Delhi. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court announced its decision on the plea to oust the Delhi CM from the power, on Monday, May 13, 2024. The Supreme Court reportedly has rejected the plea filed against Arvind Kejriwal to remove him from power. This decision was announced on Monday morning by a bench of Justice Dipankar Datta and Sanjiv Khanna. What court say about the plea and why it was rejected? There is still a lot more to know about this development in this article. You should go through the article till the end to learn more about it. Swipe down the page.

Ahead of the general elections in 2024, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was initially detained and later arrested by the central agency Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Delhi Excise police case, sparking a nationwide debate over Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest. Meanwhile, the opposition wanted to take advantage of the situation and started demanding the removal of Arvind Kejriwal as the chief minister of Delhi. Nevertheless, a plea was also filed in the apex court for the ouster of the CM from power.

The decision was pending till Monday, May 13, 2024, when a bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta rejected the plea citing the reason that it is a matter of propriety and there is no right to seek removal of Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi’s Chief Minister after his arrest. The Supreme Court judges further said it depends on the LG how he wants to act on this situation and the Supreme Court is not supposed to interfere. “It is up to Delhi LG to act if he wants to but we will not interfere,” said justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta.

For the unversed, the plea against Arvind Kejriwal to remove him as Delhi’s Chief Minister was filed by Kant Bhati to challenge the Delhi High Court’s order announced on April 10, 2024, to dismiss his plea. The plea was rejected by the Supreme Court as well. This development was made after Arvind Kejriwal secured interim bail from the Supreme Court till June 1, 2024, which means Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will have to return to jail on June 2, 2024. The Supreme Court granted bail to Arvind Kejriwal only for election campaigning, so that polls in Delhi will be fair. Thus, the Aam Aadmi Party supremo has been given bail till June 1, 2024, and he will have to surrender himself again on June 2, 2024. Continue reading this article and go through the column till the end.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal was apprehended in connection with the Delhi excise policy, the same in which deputy CM Manish Sisodia was also arrested, on March 21, 2024, by the BJP-controlled federal agency Enforcement Department. ED accused Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party of receiving around INR 1 billion in bribes from liquor contractors 2 years ago. Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest triggered protests across the city by AAP’s activists and other supportive parties as well. On the other hand, ED accused Arvind Kejriwal as the main person for hatching the conspiracy in the liquor scam. Whereas, AAP says the BJP misuses the federal agency to threaten and harass the opposition. Stay tuned to this website for more updates and details.

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