Delhi High Court on Thursday rejected the plea seeking to remove Arvind Kejriwal from the post of Delhi Chief Minister following his arrest in a money laundering case linked to the Delhi excise policy scam case.

A bench led by Acting Chief Justice Manmohan declined to comment on the merits of the issue, stating that it was beyond the purview of judicial intervention. “It is for the other wings of the government to examine in accordance with the law,” the bench said.

What did the court say?

In the course of the hearing, the court asked petitioner Surjit Singh Yadav’s counsel to show the legal impediment to Arvind Kejriwal’s continuation as the Chief Minister. “There may be practical difficulties but that is something else. Where is the legal bar?” the court asked.

Earlier on Wednesday, MLAs from both the ruling AAP and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held protests on the Delhi Assembly premises raising slogans against each other. While the BJP MLAs held a demonstration demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Kejriwal,  the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators and their supporters raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Both parties staged protests simultaneously. As the BJP legislators took out a march carrying placards, the AAP leaders and workers, dressed in yellow T-shirts, started raising slogans against Modi while following the saffron party’s MLAs.

(India Tv)