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Congress demands CM Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation in Delhi liquor scam case

Ajay Maken said that the money trail leading to advertisements and the campaign in the Goa elections has also been mentioned in the charge sheet in the PMLA court.

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New Delhi: Congress leader Ajay Maken held a press conference at the AICC Headquarters and demanded Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to resign following the excise scam. He alleged that morally it is not right to be in office after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has ‘clearly indicted’ him in the liquor scam. Congress also demanded the resignation of ministers Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain.

Ajay Maken said that the money trail leading to advertisements and the campaign in the Goa elections has also been mentioned in the charge sheet in the PMLA court. He added that the DANICS officer claimed that the GOM report for a 12 per cent margin for liquor wholesalers was handed over to him at CM Kejriwal’s residence, in presence of Sisodia and  Satyendar Jain.

Congress alleged a Rs 100 crore bribe in the scam and Rs 144.36 crore waived off from liquor license fee on account of COVID-19. Ajay Maken questioned the AAP government that its foundation was laid on Lokpal, now “Where is Lokpal?”

On Kejriwal and LG row, Maken said that annual reports of the Lokayukta have not been tabled in the House since 2017-18 while they have been approved by the Lieutenant Governor.

CM Arvind Kejriwal has, however, dismissed the charge sheet, saying that ED has filed ‘fake cases’ to topple the government. He alleged the Union government was behind the chargesheet.

While the Delhi Liquor Scam was a tussle between BJP and AAP, Congress has also now taken a stand against the Delhi government.

Meanwhile, ED, in its chargesheet, has claimed that a part of Rs 100 crore generated in the old Delhi excise policy was used in the AAP’s 2022 Goa polls campaign.

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