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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Moves Confidence Motion Amid ED Summons and Political Turmoil

Delhi: Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal has once again made a bold political maneuver by moving a ‘confidence motion’ in the assembly. This move, coming just a day before his scheduled appearance before the Rouse Avenue Court in response to an Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons related to the liquor scam case, signals Kejriwal’s intent to assert his political strength amidst mounting challenges.

In his address to the House, Arvind Kejriwal made startling allegations against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claiming that they had attempted to lure AAP MLAs with promises of money and tickets. Kejriwal asserted that despite BJP’s efforts, none of the AAP MLAs had agreed to defect. These allegations of political maneuvering and ‘Operation Lotus’ have added fuel to the already intense political rivalry between AAP and BJP in Delhi.

The timing of the confidence motion, strategically placed just ahead of the ED summons, underscores Kejriwal’s defiance and determination to combat the legal and political challenges facing him. With AAP’s overwhelming majority in the assembly, the motion is expected to pass smoothly, further solidifying Kejriwal’s position as the leader of Delhi.

However, the political drama doesn’t end there. Speaker Ram Niwas Goel’s decision to suspend seven out of eight BJP MLAs for disrupting the assembly proceedings adds another layer of tension to the political landscape. The suspension, coupled with Kejriwal’s allegations against the BJP, sets the stage for a fierce battle of words and actions in the coming days.

Arvind Kejriwal’s standoff with the ED adds yet another dimension to the unfolding political saga. While the court has criticized Kejriwal for failing to appear in response to the summons, he has vehemently defended himself, labeling the summons as ‘illegal’ and ‘politically motivated’. AAP’s decision to present arguments citing ‘Operation Lotus’ and alleged tampering of evidence underscores their strategy to counter the legal challenges with political narratives.

As the political theater unfolds, AAP’s top leaders find themselves embroiled in legal battles, further complicating the party’s position. With key figures like Sisodia, MP Sanjay Singh, and communication in-charge Vijay Nair already in jail, AAP faces the daunting task of navigating through legal and political minefields.

In essence, Arvind Kejriwal’s move to table a confidence motion amidst ED summons and political turmoil reflects the high-stakes nature of politics in Delhi. As the drama unfolds both inside and outside the assembly, the coming days are poised to be critical in shaping the future of AAP and its leadership in the national capital.

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