Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal is set to skip Enforcement Directorate’s summons yet again, with the party terming the summons “illegal”.

“The ED should wait for the court’s decision instead of repeatedly sending summonses to Delhi CM Kejriwal,” AAP said on Monday.

A Delhi court on Saturday granted Kejriwal exemption from personal appearance n connection with a complaint filed by the ED against him over non-compliance with its summonses in a money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped excise policy.

The motion filed by Kejriwal’s counsel mentioned that the Delhi Legislative Assembly’s Budget Session began on February 15 and is scheduled to extend until the initial week of March 2024.

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So far, Kejriwal has received a total of six summonses from the anti-money laundering agency, with the most recent one on February 14. He was asked to present himself before the central agency on February 19.Prior to this, the AAP convenor had written to the ED, calling the summonses “unlawful and politically driven.” He said that these summonses were strategically designed to hinder his participation in election campaigns.On Saturday, the AAP government secured a vote of confidence in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. Kejriwal declared that his party has positioned itself as the primary contender against the Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing the latter of attempting to suppress it through any available means.

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Kejriwal successfully passed the vote of confidence with backing from 54 MLAs, affirming that no legislator from his party had switched sides.

Kejriwal had moved the motion of confidence in the Assembly on Friday and accused the BJP of trying to poach his party’s MLAs.

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