Delhi HC rejects another PIL to remove Arvind Kejriwal as CM

- April 4, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

The PIL was filed following Kejriwal’s arrest by the Enforcement Directorate on March 21 in the excise policy case

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The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to entertain a PIL seeking the removal of Arvind Kejriwal as chief minister following his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in the excise policy-linked money laundering case.

The high court stated that personal interest should sometimes yield to national interest.

“At times, personal interest has to be subordinate to national interest, but that is his personal call. We are a court of law and have to go by the law. Your remedy does not lie here; it lies elsewhere. You should go before the competent forum,” a bench of Acting Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice Manmeet PS Arora said.

The bench noted that it recently dismissed a similar PIL seeking Kejriwal’s removal from the post of chief minister and thus, it cannot take a different view.

As the court refused to interfere in the issue, petitioner Vishnu Gupta’s lawyer stated that he has instructions to withdraw the petition and that he will approach the Lieutenant Governor with his plea.

The court disposed of the plea while allowing the petitioner to withdraw the petition.( With inputs from PTI)