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Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal, has been issued the 8th summons by the ED

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The Enforcement Directorate has issued its eighth summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the excise policy money laundering case. Kejriwal had previously ignored seven summonses from the agency. According to PTI, the agency has requested Kejriwal to appear before them on March 4.

Kejriwal, who had skipped the seventh summons on Monday, stated that he would only comply with the Enforcement Directorate’s orders if directed by the court. The agency has taken legal action against Kejriwal for repeatedly disregarding their summonses over the past few months.

In response to the seventh summons, the Aam Aadmi Party alleged that the BJP-led Central government is attempting to pressure them into exiting the Congress-led INDIA alliance. The party emphasized that the matter is currently in court, with the next hearing scheduled for March 16. They argued that instead of issuing daily summonses, the Enforcement Directorate should await the court’s decision.

Kejriwal has denounced the summonses as unlawful and politically motivated, ignoring them on multiple occasions in November and December last year, as well as in January and February this year.

Last week, the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi exempted Kejriwal from appearing in person in the Enforcement Directorate’s case until March 16. Kejriwal cited his involvement in the Budget session of the Delhi Assembly as the reason for his inability to attend in person, opting instead for a virtual appearance before the court.

Kejriwal accused the BJP of attempting to dissolve their alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, and Goa. AAP Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj called for the Enforcement Directorate to respect the court’s decision, while AAP leader Atishi criticized the agency for not waiting for the court’s ruling and accused them of harassment.

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