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Highlights: CM in ED Remand, Another AAP MLA Rescued, INDIA Bloc’s Rally Next Week: More Difficulties for Kejriwal Govt

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) searched the home of Gulab Singh Yadav, another AAP leader, on Saturday. The investigation team did, however, make it clear that the searches at the residence of the Delhi MLA are unrelated to the excise policy matter at this time.

These searches occur on the same day that a Delhi court sentenced Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, whom the ED had detained on Thursday in relation to the liquor policy fraud case, to six days in detention. Kejriwal will be detained by the ED until March 28 in order to conduct more questioning.

The opposition BJP has voiced worries over the chief ministerial position’s continuity in light of these developments. Atishi, an AAP leader, emphasized that Kejriwal would go on leading Delhi as its chief minister and overseeing the state even while incarcerated.

However, BJP spokesman Manoj Tiwari sharply criticized the AAP’s position, arguing that prisons should only be used for gang operations rather than for governmental administration.

In the meantime, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) declared its intention to ring Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home on Holi and staged a sizable demonstration against Kejriwal’s apprehension. In another act of protest, the party leaders chose not to celebrate Holi.

Here’s a 10-point guide to the most recent events in the political uproar over Kejriwal’s arrest as it continues to grow:

In the excise policy case, Delhi Rouse Avenue Court placed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal under 6-day ED detention until March 28.

To express their disapproval of Kejriwal’s detention of Holi, AAP leaders declared a gherao outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home.

The ED also searched the home of Ghulab Singh Yadav, another leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, on Saturday. ED claims that as of right moment, it has nothing to do with the excise policy dispute.

A large-scale demonstration against Arvind Kejriwal’s ED detention is scheduled for March 31 by the India bloc.

Jairam Ramesh, a congressman, referred to Kejriwal’s detention as “politics of vengeance” and said it was an assault on the constitution.

The BJP takes issue with AAP’s “government from jail” position. Manoj Tiwari, a BJP MP, said that only “gangs can operate from jail.”
On Friday, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi spoke with Kejriwal’s family over the phone and offered their support.

Following a temporary closure due to AAP agitation, DMRC announced the reopening of the Lok Kalyan Marg and ITO Metro stations.

On Friday, Kejriwal dropped his appeal against his detention by the ED in relation to the excise policy issue from the Supreme Court.

The leader of the AAP commended the way he was treated by ED officers upon his detention, saying, “They behaved well with respect.”

The Delhi chief minister position was allegedly “used” by Kejriwal, according to the ED on Friday, to help the AAP, a “major beneficiary” of the money obtained from the purported liquor scam case, launder money.

Kejriwal’s resignation was demanded by Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, who said, “I believe that a man who has such huge allegations against him should step down from his post on moral grounds.”

The issue concerns the alleged corruption and money laundering during the development and implementation of the excise policy for 2021–2022 by the Delhi government, which was subsequently canceled in response to the accusations.

AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh are now being held in judicial custody after being previously detained by the ED.

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