Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s trusted lieutenants Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, both arrested on corruption charges, resigned from the Cabinet on Tuesday.
Kejriwal has accepted the resignations of the AAP leaders, according to officials. The Opposition BJP had been demanding the resignation of Jain after his arrest in May by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. Sisodia, too, faced the heat after his name cropped up in the excise policy scam in August.
He was arrested by the CBI on Sunday in connection with the alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped liquor policy for 2021-22.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a bail plea filed by Sisodia saying “just because an incident happens in Delhi does not mean this case will come to the apex court”.
A Bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha told Sisodia to move the Delhi High Court for relief.