Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in danger? Fresh PIL filed in HC seeking resignation

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the ED from his official residence on March 21 after about two hours of questioning.

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As Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal remains in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate, a fresh petition was filed on Friday to remove him from the CM post in Delhi High Court. It has been demanded in the petition from the court that it should order Delhi's LG to dismiss CM Kejriwal from the post. 

What's in the petition? 

Another petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court demanding the removal of Arvind Kejriwal from the post of Chief Minister. This new petition has been filed on behalf of Vishnu Gupta of Hindu Sena. However, on thursday, the Delhi Court had rejected the petition making a similar demand. 

What Delhi High Court said? 

The High Court had said that there is no legal obligation that Kejriwal cannot remain the Chief Minister after being detained. Even if there is a constitutional crisis, the Lieutenant Governor or the President has to take a decision on it. There is no justification for the court's interference in this.

Arvind Kejriwal arrested by ED

In fact, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the ED from his official residence on March 21 after about two hours of questioning. In the Delhi liquor scam, Rouse Avenue Court had sent him to ED custody. Even after his arrest, Arvind Kejriwal has not resigned from the post of Chief Minister. Aam Aadmi Party leaders say that he will remain the Chief Minister of Delhi and will run the government from jail if necessary.

Kejriwal ED remand extended

Kejriwal's ED remand was extended on Thursday. The court has again sent him on remand for 5 days. ED had demanded remand of seven days. During the hearing, Kejriwal presented his views in the court and raised questions on the action of ED. Arvind Kejriwal himself also presented his arguments in the court. He had also raised the issue of funding of BJP through electoral bonds by the company of accused Sharat Reddy in the case.