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Supreme Court rejects plea to remove Arvind Kejriwal as CM, defers to Delhi LG

Supreme Court rejects plea to remove CM Kejriwal after his arrest in an excise scam. The court stated that it is the discretion of the Delhi LG to take action, but they will not intervene. According to the court, Kejriwal's removal is a matter of propriety, but there is no legal basis for it. This decision came after the Delhi High Court had earlier dismissed a similar plea.

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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking the removal of Arvind Kejriwal from the post of chief minister after his arrest in a money laundering case related to an excise policy scam.

”It is up to the Delhi LG to act if he wants to but we will not interfere,” a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta said.

The court said it is a matter of propriety but there is no legal right to seek the removal of Kejriwal as chief minister following his arrest.

“When the matter was being heard, we had posed the same question to them. Ultimately, it is a matter of propriety and there is no legal right,” the bench told the petitioner.

The top court was hearing a plea of petitioner Kant Bhati challenging the Delhi High Court’s order dated April 10 by which his plea was dismissed.

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