Delhi Politics: Earthquake in Delhi politics, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain resign
Manish Sisodia and satyendar Jain resign: There has been political uproar in the national capital since the arrest of Manish Sisodia in connection with the alleged liquor scam in Delhi. Opposition is protesting against the action of CBI.
Manish Sisodia and satyendar Jain resign: There has been political uproar in the national capital since the arrest of Manish Sisodia in connection with the alleged liquor scam in Delhi. Opposition is protesting against the action of CBI. Meanwhile, senior Aam Aadmi Party leaders Manish Sisodia and Satendra Jain have resigned. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accepted the resignation of both the leaders.
Jailed Aam Aadmi Party leaders Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain have resigned as ministers and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accepted their resignations. If sentenced to jail for two years or more, Sisodia and Jain could lose their seats and could not contest elections for six years.
Sisodia was arrested by the CBI on charges of alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-cancelled liquor policy for 2021-22 in the national capital. Satyendar Jain was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in May last year for his alleged involvement in a money laundering case.
Please tell that Sisodia was the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and was handling many high-level departments including education. Meanwhile, Jain was the health and jail minister of Delhi. After the resignation of these two leaders, AAP’s biggest challenge may be the possibility of punishment of its key leaders by the courts, especially if the jail term is two years or more.
Let us tell you that the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider the petition of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia challenging his arrest in the Excise Policy case. The apex court suggested Sisodia to approach the Delhi High Court. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said that the court is not inclined to entertain the petition at this stage and suggested Sisodia to approach the Delhi High Court.
The court remarked, “It cannot interfere in the matter as it may open the doors for people to approach the apex court in every such matter.” Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court sent him to CBI custody for 5 days on Monday. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) interrogated Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain in Tihar Jail in connection with alleged corruption in the implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy. Jain is currently in judicial custody in connection with another case related to money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). In this case, his name came to the fore along with another Delhi cabinet minister and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.