Kejriwal to skip ED summons, will go to Madhya Pradesh for poll campaigning: AAPtext_fields
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will skip the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons for questioning in a money laundering case linked to the alleged excise policy scam, and participate in a roadshow along with his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli, AAP sources said.
Kejriwal was supposed to depose at the probe agency's Delhi office at 11 a.m. on Thursday.
The Delhi Chief Minister's Office said that in reply to the ED notice, Kejriwal has termed it as "illegal and politically motivated" and aimed at preventing him from campaigning in the poll-bound States.
Kejriwal also alleged that the notice was sent to him at the behest of the BJP.
"Notice was sent to ensure that I am unable to go for election campaigning in four states. ED should withdraw the notice immediately," Kejriwal alleged.
This is the first time that the Chief Minister has been summoned by the ED in relation to the alleged scam.
With inputs from agencies