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Delhi Excise Policy scam: Arrested AAP ministers Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain quit Delhi Cabinet; resignations accepted

Their portfolios likely to be given to Delhi Cabinet ministers Kailash Gahlot and Raaj Kumar; no new minister to be sworn in as of now: Sources

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- February 28th 2023 06:07 PM -- Updated: February 28th 2023 06:45 PM
Delhi Excise Policy scam: Arrested AAP ministers Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain quit Delhi Cabinet; resignations accepted

Delhi Excise Policy scam: Arrested AAP ministers Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain quit Delhi Cabinet; resignations accepted

New Delhi, February 28: Jailed AAP ministers Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain quit the Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday. They are facing charges in the Delhi Excise Policy scam.  It is learnt that Delhi Chief Ministers Arvind Kejriwal has accepted their resignations.

Notably, if Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, who are facing charges in the Delhi Excise Policy scam, are sentenced to two years or more in jail,  they might lose their seats and could not contest the elections for six years.


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Sources said the portfolios of former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain were likely to be given to Delhi Cabinet ministers Kailash Gahlot and Raaj Kumar Anand. No new minister would be sworn in as of now, they added. 


The CBI on Sunday arrested Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy scam 2021–22 in the national capital.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court refused to entertain Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's plea against his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Delhi excise liquor policy case. The apex court asked him to "go to the HC".

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On the other hand, Satyendar Jain was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on May 30 last in a money laundering case linked to the Delhi Excise Policy scam. 

- With inputs from agencies

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