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Ready to respond to inquiries, Arvind Kejriwal responds to the ED, requesting a time after March 12.

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In a letter to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that he was prepared to respond to the inquiry team's inquiries. On Monday, the AAP leader was called before the ED for the seventh time on the Delhi excise policy case.

It is understood that Kejriwal informed the agency, "I am prepared to respond to the questions, even though the summons are illegal." Kejriwal has stated he will reply to inquiries through video conference and is looking for a date after March 12.

The chief minister of Delhi was summoned to appear by the inquiry agency on March 4 after he ignored the seventh summons on February 26. He claimed that the matter was in court and that the agency should wait for the court's decision before appearing on March 16. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had filed a complaint in court accusing Kejriwal of "intentionally" ignoring the summons.

As the chief minister or the president of the AAP, or as an accused or a witness, Kejriwal has previously referred to the summons as "illegal" and said that the ED had not informed him of the role in which he was needed to appear.

Kejriwal was previously charged by the BJP with "running away from investigation." The BJP said on X, "You yourself kept running away from investigation, for how long will you hide your crimes with such tactics?," following the chief minister of Delhi's decision to forego the seventh summons. Should it not be now, your evil deeds will also be held accountable tomorrow. The rest of the drama has also been comprehended by the people."