Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s advisor VK Jain resigns


The sources said on Tuesday that the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s advisor VK Jain has resigned from his post mentioning personal reasons and family commitments, days following he was questioned by police in connection with the alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash.

“Jain has resigned from the post of advisor to the Delhi chief minister citing personal reasons and family commitment,” one of the sources said to the PTI. The source added that Jain has submitted his resignation letter to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) and sent a copy to the lieutenant governor. VK Jain was appointed to the post in September last year, days following he retired as the CEO of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), a board chaired is chaired by Kejriwal. The sources added that Jain had not been coming to the CMO after the incident and had gone on a week-long medical leave. The chief secretary Prakash was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs during a meeting at the chief minister Kejriwal’s residence in the evening of February 19.

Last week, the Delhi police told a court during the investigation that Jain revealed that AAP MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan bounded the chief secretary and witnessed them assaulting him at CM’s residence. Jain, on the other hand, had earlier said that he did not see anything as he had gone to the washroom during the time of the incident. Shockingly, the alleged assault happened in the presence of Delhi CM Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia.


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