One More AAP MLA Raided, Stir Planned on Holi: More Trouble for Kejriwal Govt with CM in ED Remand | 10 Points – News18


Last Updated: March 23, 2024, 08:57 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal being taken to the Enforcement Directorate office.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who the Enforcement Directorate arrested on Thursday in connection with the Delhi Liquor Policy scam case, was sent to 6-day custody by a Delhi Court. Kejriwal will remain in ED’s remand for further interrogation until March 28.

Amid this development, the opposition BJP has expressed concerns about the continuity of the chief ministerial position. However, AAP leader Atishi reiterated that Kejriwal will continue to serve as the Chief Minister of Delhi and govern the state even from within the confines of jail.

On the other hand, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari strongly criticised the AAP’s stance, suggesting that jails are only meant for the operation of gangs and not for the administration of a government.

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) organised a large-scale protest against Kejriwal’s arrest and has announced its plans to encircle Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence on Holi. The party leaders also decided not to celebrate Holi as a mark of protest.

As the political furore around Kejriwal’s arrest continues to grow, here’s a 10-point cheatsheet on the latest developments:

  • Delhi Rouse Avenue Court sent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to a 6-day ED custody till March 28 in the excise policy case.
  • AAP leaders announced a gherao of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence in protest against Kejriwal’s arrest on Holi.
  • Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Gujarat, Ghulab Singh Yadav’s residence was also raided by ED on Saturday.
  • Congress leader Jairam Ramesh called Kejriwal’s arrest “politics of vengeance” adding that it is an attack on the constitution.
  • BJP criticise AAP’s ‘government from jail’ stance. BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said only ‘gangs can operate from jail.’
  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday talked to  Kejriwal’s family over the phone, affirming their support.


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