Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday skipped the second summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate, alleging they were issued at the behest of ‘political rivals who wish to silence the voice of the opposition.’
Kejriwal was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in the excise policy-linked money laundering case on Thursday.
The chief minister left for an undisclosed location for a 10-day Vipassana meditation course on Wednesday.
Kejriwal said the timing of the summons ‘strengthens his belief that the summons are purely propaganda and sensational news making ahead of Parliamentary Elections in the country.’
Kejriwal was served summons on 18 December, a day before he was to depart for the retreat.
The leader further termed the summons ‘illegal’.
‘This ED summon is also illegal like the previous summon issued by the agency. ED should withdraw this summon as it is politically motivated. I have lived my life with honesty and transparency. I have nothing to hide,’ the leader said.
A Delhi court on Thursday meanwhile extended the judicial custody of senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh till January 10 in the excise policy case.
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