Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain Resign Amid Corruption Charges
Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain have quit the Delhi cabinet amid the corruption charges against them. Sisodia was arrested last weekend while Jain has been in prison since May last year for money laundering. The two resigned after the opposition questioned why they were still in the Delhi government.
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday over his alleged involvement in the Delhi excise policy case. He was reportedly grilled for eight hours before his arrest. On the other hand, Satyendar Jain, who was Delhi’s health and prisons minister, was arrested back in May last year by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for money laundering. Both the AAP ministers were still part of the Delhi government, till now.
After questions were raised by BJP about the two ministers till being in government, it has not been reported that both Sisodia and Jain have resigned and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accepted their resignations and reassigned their ministries. AAP asserted that the resignation was an “administrative step” and in no way an admission of guilt. According to sources, the two ministers will not be replaced, at least till the Delhi Budget next month.