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Delhi Minister Raaj Kumar Anand quits, says he is dissatisfied over AAP's policy on corruption
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Delhi Minister Raaj Kumar Anand quits, says he is dissatisfied over AAP's policy on corruption

| @indiablooms | 10 Apr 2024, 05:20 pm

Delhi Minister Raaj Kumar Anand cited his dissatisfaction over the party's policy on corruption and resigned from his post and the primary membership of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Anand was the Minister of Social Welfare in the national capital.

He was an MLA from Patel Nagar area.

"Aam Aadmi Party was born to fight corruption but today the party is stuck in a swamp of corruption. It has become difficult for me to work on the minister's post. I resigned from the post of minister and from the party as I can't connect name with this corruption," Anand was quoted as saying by India Today.

He quit his post at a time when Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is currently in prison following his arrest in liquor policy case.

Kejriwal is set to spend the weekend in Tihar jail after the Supreme Court (SC) deferred hearing his challenge to the Delhi High Court's recent ruling.

The apex court may take up his petition on Monday.

Kejriwal and the AAP earlier alleged the arrest was timed for just before the Lok Sabha election to sideline the party's senior-most leaders, including the Chief Minister, and disrupt campaign plans.

Kejriwal's arrest was therefore ruled valid and his plea was dismissed. The court upheld its earlier remand orders - which sent him to the ED's custody and then to Delhi's Tihar Jail till April 15.

Kejriwal is the first sitting Chief Minister to be taken into custody.

Last week his lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the allegations are based on the statements of the approvers who were pressured to speak against the Delhi Chief Minister.

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