Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Issues 1st Govt Order From Tihar Jail

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has issued his first order while being locked up in Enforcement Directorate custody, Aam Aadmi Party sources said.

The order is related to water supply in the national capital and the directive was sent via a note, party sources added.

Delhi Minister Atishi while addressing a press conference at 10 am on Sunday read out the order sent by the AAP supremo.

“From ED custody, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed concerns over water and sewer issues in some areas of the city. He has directed to deploy enough water tankers in areas facing scarcity,” Atishi said.

“Even in such a situation, he is not thinking about himself, but the people of Delhi and their problems. The arrest of Arvind Kejriwal will not halt the work of the people of Delhi,” she added.
Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21 under the anti-money laundering law after searches at his official residence in the Civil Lines area of the national capital.

He was later remanded to the ED’s custody till March 28 for “detailed and sustained interrogation” regarding his role in the alleged irregularities in the alleged liquor scam.

Even after his arrest, Kejriwal has not tendered his resignation from the post of Chief Minister.

“We have said earlier that if needed, Kejriwal will run the government from jail. He can run the government as no rule can prevent him from doing that. He has not been convicted, and so he will remain as the Delhi Chief Minister,” Atishi said earlier.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP has intensified its attack against Arvind Kejriwal and his wife Sunita Kejriwal. The party has been demanding that Kejriwal relinquish the chief ministerial post.

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, in a sharp attack on Kejriwal’s jail plans, said on Saturday that gangs run from jail, not governments.

He also targeted Kejriwal’s wife on Sunday and said, “Sunita Kejriwal gave an interview yesterday by sitting on the CM’s chair, she too didn’t feel any shame.”

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