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Delhi Minister Gahlot Says ‘Unaware Of AAP’s Goa Campaign’

Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot responded to a summons from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding the liquor policy case following Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s earlier arrest in the same investigation. After extensive questioning, Gahlot informed reporters that he cooperated fully, denying involvement in AAP’s Goa campaign and asserting ignorance about related events.

Addressing concerns about his official residence being occupied by Vijay Nair, Gahlot clarified that he preferred residing in his private residence due to family preferences. He affirmed compliance with the summons and clarified changes in contact details. Gahlot’s involvement in drafting the now-abandoned liquor policy for Delhi in 2021-22 has drawn scrutiny from the ED, alleging leaks to the ‘South Group’ and Nair’s unauthorized use of his official residence during the drafting phase.

Gahlot emphasized that he wasn’t subjected to cross-examination during the second summons, the first of which had been issued a month earlier. His participation in formulating the liquor policy and subsequent allegations of corruption and money laundering have intensified the ongoing investigation.

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Kejriwal, Sisodia, and Singh have also been arrested in connection with the liquor policy case. The ED and the CBI accused the AAP of corruption and favouritism in licensing practices, allegedly fostering cartelization and benefiting select dealers purportedly involved in bribery. AAP vehemently denies these allegations.

Following its annulment, the Delhi government’s liquor policy prompted an inquiry into suspected irregularities in its formulation and execution. Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena advocated for a thorough investigation.

The developments underscore ongoing legal scrutiny and political ramifications arising from alleged malfeasance within the Delhi government. The ED’s investigation into key AAP members, including Gahlot, indicates a broader effort to address concerns surrounding governance and ethics in policymaking.

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