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Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested in connection with the now-scrapped excise policy case
Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested in connection with the now-scrapped excise policy case

Arvind Kejriwal News Highlights: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal's plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped excise policy. The court said that Kejriwal's arrest is not in contravention of Law and remand can't be termed "illegal"....Read More

What happened last week?

Arvind Kejriwal contested his arrest and ED remand granted by the trial court, after which the bench reserved the matter last week following detailed arguments from both sides. 

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing Kejriwal, argued that the case exhibits timing issues, “preventing the petitioner from participating in the democratic process” and potentially harming his party, referring to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The first phase of polling for the election is scheduled for April 19.

The ED countered the plea, stating that Kejriwal cannot claim “immunity” from arrest based on upcoming elections as the law applies equally to him and an “aam aadmi”. The ED further said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been the primary recipient of funds from illegal activities in the Delhi liquor scam. Allegedly, a portion of these funds, totalling around 45 crore, was purportedly used in AAP's electoral campaign during the Goa Assembly elections in 2022.

Why was Arvind Kejriwal arrested?

The ED arrested the AAP convenor on March 21 after the high court denied him protection from coercive action by the federal anti-money laundering agency. He was placed in judicial custody on April 1 after appearing in the trial court following the expiration of his ED custody.

The issue revolves around alleged corruption and money laundering in developing and implementing the Delhi government's excise policy for 2021-22, which was subsequently rolled back.

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Apr 9, 2024 7:12 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: 'Jail ka Jawab Vote se' campaign

Under the campaign, AAP leaders will visit every house in the four Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi where the party has fielded its candidates.

Apr 9, 2024 6:49 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Gopal Rai announces party's door-to-door campaign

AAP leader Gopal Rai announced that the Aam Aadmi Party's door-to-door campaign starting today and urged the people to vote for AAP so that Arvind Kejriwal is released from jail.

Apr 9, 2024 6:11 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Biggest political conspiracy, says AAP's Sanjay Singh

“The High Court has given its verdict on Arvind Kejriwal, but what I have been saying over the past several days, I am reiterating with full responsibility that this is the biggest political conspiracy in the history of India,” Sanjay Singh said at a press conference. 

"This case is part of a bigger conspiracy and the motive behind it is not any investigation, but to finish Arvind Kejriwal and the Punjab government."

Apr 9, 2024 5:18 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: We do not agree with the court's decision, says AAP's Saurabh Bhardwaj

Delhi minister Saurabh Bhardwaj said, "We do not agree with the court's decision today. We will go to the Supreme Court against it..."

Apr 9, 2024 4:55 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Kejriwal has brought shame to Delhi, says Delhi BJP chief Virendra Sachdeva

“(Arvind) Kejriwal has forgotten that you have to repay more than what you rob. Today, people of Delhi are saying the same thing that Kejriwal has brought shame to Delhi,” Sachdeva said.

Apr 9, 2024 4:43 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: AAP chief to move SC against Delhi HC order

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will move the Supreme Court against the high court order dismissing the plea against his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate, reported PTI citing AAP  sources.

Apr 9, 2024 4:34 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: BJP's spokesperson says AAP's arrogance shattered

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Rajya Sabha MP and BJP's spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi says, "Aam Aadmi Party's arrogance has been shattered. The self-proclaimed honest character (of Arvind Kejriwal) has also been shattered by facts and proofs."

Apr 9, 2024 4:20 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: ‘Arrest of CM was not in contravention of legal provisions,’ says Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates:  “The court is of the view that the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal was not in contravention of legal provisions. The remand can't be held to be illegal,” said Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma while delivering the verdict. 

In addition to contesting his arrest, Kejriwal, presently under judicial custody, has also challenged his subsequent detention in ED custody in the same case.

Apr 9, 2024 4:08 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Delhi HC verdict on plea challenging CM's arrest by ED

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: “Political considerations & equations cannot be broaden in law as they are not relevant to the court proceedings. The matter before this court is not between the Centre & Kejriwal, but between the petitioner & the ED,” Delhi HC says

“Issue before this court isn’t between 2 political parties but between the ED & the accused. Courts are concerned with constitutional mortality & not on political morality,” the court further says.

Apr 9, 2024 4:05 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Delhi High Court dismisses plea challenging CM's arrest by ED

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Delhi High Court dismisses Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal challenging his arrest by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy 2021-22.

Apr 9, 2024 4:00 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: On timing of the arrest, Delhi HC says, ‘courts have to consider with regards to law’

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: “On the timing of arrest & malafide arrest- the petitioner has been arrested in a money laundering case & the courts have to consider the same with regards to the law in the absence of timing of arrest. Sh Kejriwal would have known when LS elections would be declared & he would then have been very busy & thus some observations that… court says that it cannot be held that the arrest timing was decided by ED,” says Delhi HC

Apr 9, 2024 3:58 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: 'ED had sufficient evidence for CM's arrest,' says Delhi HC

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Delhi High Court during the hearing of the plea by Arvind Kejriwal against his arrest by ED says, 

“The question on non supply of documents — court states that he would be entitled to the same at the stage of section 207 CrPC, the stage which has not come yet, court says”

“MS reddy & Sarath Reddy have given their statement out of free will. This court cannot step into the shoes of trial court & conduct a mini trial, court says”

ED was in possession of enough material which had led them to arrest the accused. Delay caused by Kejriwal also impacted those who were in custody. Non joining of Kejriwal was a contributory factor & not the only factor”

Apr 9, 2024 3:50 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: HC says law of approver 100 years o

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: “The law of approver is more than 100 years old. It is not a one year old law to suggest as if it was enacted to falsely implicate the petitioner.”

“On the question of non supply of documents and earlier statements (of approvers), I've said that you're entitled to inspect documents at the appropriate stage of trial. However, this is not the stage.”

Apr 9, 2024 3:49 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Delhi HC verdict on plea by CM against his arrest underway

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Delhi High Cout says, “This court is of the opinion, amongst several statements, the statements of Mr. Reddy and Raghav (approvers) have been termed as unreliable.”

Court says doubting grant of pardon to approvers amounts to casting aspersions on udicial process.

Apr 9, 2024 3:43 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Delhi HC commences to pronounce verdict on CM's plea in liquor policy case

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Delhi HC commences pronouncing its verdict in Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest and remand in the excise policy case

“This court would clarify that the plea isn’t for bail, it is to prove if his arrest was illegal & in contravention to the SC judgement in case of Pankaj Bansal Court states the issues which it has considered. Whether the CM was entitled to release”

Apr 9, 2024 3:40 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Saurabh Bharadwaj claims CBI, I-T, ED, and NIA now under EC mid Opposition's concerns

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: AAP leader and Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj says, "It's a blatant tanasahi (dictatorship) in the country today. What TMC legislators and MPs are saying? MCC is in force. PM is doing campaigning across the country; opposition leaders are raided by CBI, I-T, ED, and now NIA has reached also, but only against opposition parties, why? This indicates that these institutions nowadays come under the EC and have given open freedom to derail the campaign of opposition parties. If you raid someone's residence, will that person hold a campaign or will meet a lawyer?..."

Apr 9, 2024 3:37 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Meanwhile, AAP leaders Mann and Sanjay Singh meet in Chandigarh

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: AAP MP Sanjay Singh met with Punjab Chief Minister and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday to discuss the campaigning plan for the upcoming elections amidst their party chief being in judicial custody in connection with the liquor policy case. 

Sanjay Singh was also jailed for about six months in relation to the same case and was granted bail last week.

Apr 9, 2024 3:34 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: Plea by Delhi CM against arrest by ED in liquor policy case to begin shortly

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE updates: The Delhi High Court will shortly deliver the verdict of the plea filed by chief minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal against his arrest in connection with the liquor policy case.

Apr 9, 2024 3:24 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: AAP MP Sanjay Singh meets Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in Chandigarh

Apr 9, 2024 2:31 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Delhi High Court to pronounce verdict on CM's plea against arrest by ED at 3.15 pm

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: The Delhi High Court is set to deliver its verdict on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s petition contesting his arrest and custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the excise policy case at 3.15 pm.

Apr 9, 2024 1:52 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: AAP begins 'Jail ka Jawab Vote se' campaign in Delhi Shahdara

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: The AAP on Tuesday initiated a door-to-door initiative in Delhi's Shahdara area as part of its "Jail ka Jawab Vote see" (responding to jail with a vote)campaign, aiming to garner support for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, currently incarcerated in Tihar jail, and the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

As part of this drive, AAP leaders will visit households across the four Lok Sabha constituencies where the party has fielded candidates.

Gopal Rai, the AAP's Delhi convenor, launched the campaign in Shahdara, accompanied by Kuldeep Kumar, the party's candidate for East Delhi.

Apr 9, 2024 1:21 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: ‘Where will Kejriwal, Sisodia hide their face now?’ BJP leader Manjinder Singh asks 

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: BJP leader Manjinder Singh taking to X on Tuesday said, “Where would Kejriwal Ji and Manish Sisodia hide their face now? The false euphoria created by AAP leaders in Delhi's education system is now exposed. 16 lakh students studying in Delhi Govt schools are not getting basic facilities, yet Kejriwal Ji spent millions on misleading Ads instead of improving government schools. He even demanded Bharat Ratna for Sisodia Ji… but for what? Can’t forgive AAP for just serving lies instead of delivering on any promise!”

Apr 9, 2024 12:28 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: ED questions Arvind Kejriwal's aide

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: In the latest development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) interrogated Arvind Kejriwal's personal assistant, Bibhav Kumar, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Durgesh Pathak on Monday as part of their investigation into the money laundering aspects related to the alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy 2021-22.

Officials familiar with the matter, speaking on the condition of anonymity, revealed that the team is aiming to establish links between the bribes purportedly paid by the "South Group" to AAP leaders.

Apr 9, 2024 11:55 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Ahead of Delhi HC's hearing on Kejriwal's arrest, K Kavita's custody has been extended till April 23

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Ahead of the High Court's hearing on Arvind Kejriwal's arrest, the Delhi Rouse Avenue Court has extended the judicial custody of BRS leader K. Kavitha until April 23. 

This extension pertains to the money laundering case linked to the defunct Delhi liquor excise policy 2021-22.

Apr 9, 2024 11:37 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: AAP’s hunger strike for Kejriwal release remained a ‘flop show’, says Punjab LoP

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Describing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) hunger strike in Punjab's Khatkar Kalan as ‘flop show’, Leader of Opposition (LoP) Partap Singh Bajwa stated on Monday that the AAP administration struggled to garner backing from the people of Punjab.

• Bajwa pointed out a news article mentioning that Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann did not arrive at the location punctually and departed earlier than expected. 

• Additionally, he emphasised that arranging such an assembly violates the election code of conduct, warranting action against AAP.

Apr 9, 2024 11:27 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: AAP's Sanjay Singh set to visit Punjab, confer with CM Mann amid party chief's arrest

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh is scheduled to travel to Punjab on Tuesday to meet chief minister Bhagwant Mann and party MLAs, according to sources cited by news agency PTI

With AAP national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal currently under arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, Singh and Mann are tasked with the significant responsibility of leading the party's election campaign, the sources added.

Apr 9, 2024 11:11 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Punjab's Oppn criticises CM Mann for AAP rally in Khatkar Kalan over Delhi CM's Arrest

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: On Monday, Punjab's opposition parties criticised chief minister Bhagwant Mann, alleging that he disrespected freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. This came after AAP leaders and ministers in the state observed a day-long fast at Khatkar Kalan to protest the arrest of party leader Arvind Kejriwal.

Khatkar Kalan is the ancestral village of Bhagat Singh. Responding to AAP's nationwide call for a collective fast, Mann and, several ministers and AAP MLAs convened at Khatkar Kalan in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district on Sunday for a day-long fast.

Apr 9, 2024 10:59 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: What is today's verdict from the Delhi High Court about?

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Today, the Delhi High Court is set to deliver its verdict on the plea filed by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in relation to the Delhi excise policy case.

In the previous hearing on April 3, the chief minister raised concerns about the timing of his arrest, particularly regarding the approaching Lok Sabha elections.

Arvind Kejriwal lodged a petition in the Delhi High Court contesting his detention in the money laundering case associated with the Delhi excise policy.

Additionally, Kejriwal disputed his subsequent custody under the ED.

Apr 9, 2024 10:43 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: What Delhi CM, ED said during hearing of plea against arrest in Delhi High Court

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: In the recent hearing at the Delhi High Court on April 3, Arvind Kejriwal raised concerns about the ‘timing of his arrest,’ particularly in light of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

• He argued that his arrest contradicts the fundamental principles of the Constitution.

• Meanwhile, the ED countered by asserting that the law applies equally to Kejriwal as it does to any other citizen, labelling him as the key figure in the Delhi excise policy case.

• While the ED claims to have established a money trail leading to the chief minister, Kejriwal maintains that there is insufficient evidence implicating him in the alleged scam. Read more

Apr 9, 2024 10:22 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest will be last nail in BJP’s coffin, says AAP

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Senior leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), along with Delhi cabinet ministers and MLAs, conducted a day-long "Samuhik Upwas" (community fast) at Jantar Mantar on Sunday.

This act was described as a "collective act of solidarity" to denounce the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of resorting to "dictatorship". They emphasised that "people will respond to the incarceration with their votes" in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Apr 9, 2024 9:55 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Other leaders arrested so far in connection with the Delhi excise policy case

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Delhi chief minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, faced arrest in the Delhi excise policy case on March 21, following multiple summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

• Former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia was apprehended by the CBI on February 26, 2023, regarding his purported involvement in the Delhi excise policy case.

• Sanjay Singh, an AAP leader and Member of Parliament, was arrested by the ED on October 4 in connection with the same case. He secured bail last week following an order from the Supreme Court.

• K Kavitha, a leader of the BRS party and daughter of former Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao, was arrested by the ED on March 15 in a case linked to the Delhi liquor policy investigation. Allegedly, K Kavitha played a significant role in the 'south cartel' implicated in the Delhi liquor policy scandal.

Apr 9, 2024 9:39 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: ‘Manish Sisodia delaying trial’, alleges ED in connection to excise policy case

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has on Saturday accused former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and other defendants of causing delays in the trial concerning the money laundering case linked to the now-defunct Delhi excise policy.

In a report by PTI, the central agency opposed the bail plea of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, asserting that Sisodia was involved in drafting the policy and that he, along with other party members, received advance kickbacks totalling 100 crores.

Apr 9, 2024 9:27 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: AAP leaders in Chandigarh observe collective fast to protest againstKejriwal’s arrest

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a collective fast on Sunday outside Neelam Cinema in Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh to protest against the arrest of party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

• SS Ahluwalia, chairman of Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board and co-in-charge of AAP, Chandigarh, led the protest in the form of a fast. Senior AAP leaders, including Prem Garg, Vijay Pal, Meena Sharma, Abha Bansal, Mayor Kuldeep Kumar, councillor Prem Lata, and volunteers, joined the day-long fast.

• The protest also saw participation from a Chandigarh Sector 23 Market Association delegation, led by association president Manoj Bajaj and members Param Khukreja, Manmohan Singh, and Amit Chopra.

Apr 9, 2024 9:10 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Delhi HC on petition filed seeking CM's resignation

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: The Delhi High Court, on Monday, suggested imposing “heavy costs” on the petitioner, as it transferred a plea filed by former AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar over Arvind Kejriwal's arrest.

• Sandeep Kumar's plea aimed to remove Arvind Kejriwal from the position of Delhi chief minister following his arrest by the ED in a money laundering case related to the scrapped excise policy. 

• The case was transferred to a bench led by acting chief justice Manmohan. Sandeep Kumar argued in his petition that Kejriwal's arrest renders him incapable of fulfilling his duties as per the Constitution. 

• The petition claimed that Kejriwal's incarceration creates a constitutional dilemma as he cannot function as the chief minister from prison, as mandated by the Constitution.

Apr 9, 2024 8:57 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: AAP's new LS poll campaign says, ‘Jail Ka Jawab Vote Se’

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: AAP launched a new campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha election titled “Jail Ka Jawab Vote Se” (responding to jail with a vote), aimed at rallying support in response to CM Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest. 

• This initiative follows a month after Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann initiated the party’s first drive titled “Sansad Me Bhi Kejriwal, Toh Delhi Hogi Aur Khushhal” (If Kejriwal is in Parliament, Delhi will prosper). 

• AAP leaders intend to take this fresh campaign directly to the people, informing them about Kejriwal's arrest in what they claim to be a fabricated case designed to suppress the AAP. 

• The campaign is particularly focused on all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, currently held by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with the general elections scheduled for May 25.

Apr 9, 2024 8:35 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann likely to visit Kejriwal in Tihar jail this week, name added to list of visitors

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Punjab chief minister and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann is expected to visit Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in jail this week, following approval from the Aam Aadmi Party leader, according to Tihar Jail officials.

• Officials confirmed that an additional director general (security) of the Punjab Police contacted the Delhi prisons chief, Sanjay Baniwal, to inquire about the protocol for Mann's visit.

• The meeting is anticipated to occur in the jail's common area, with adjustments likely due to the Z+ security status accorded to both CMs.

Apr 9, 2024 8:21 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: ‘BJP wants President rule in Delhi,’ says AAP MLAs in Assembly

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: AAP MLAs in the Delhi Assembly accused the BJP of “attempting to impose President's Rule in Delhi” on Monday.

• Madan Lal, AAP MLA, said during discussions on “attempts to unconstitutionally impose President's Rule in Delhi” that the BJP aims to coerce Kejriwal into resigning post-arrest, according to news agency PTI.

• Lal highlighted an alleged “emergency-like situation” where the L-G (VK Saxena) purportedly stated he would not allow Kejriwal to govern from jail. AAP MLAs refuted claims that Kejriwal is legally barred from governing while in jail.

• Lal further said that rumours of the President's Rule were spread to intimidate AAP. AAP MLA BS Joon dismissed claims of a constitutional crisis and asserted there's no threat of dissolving the Delhi Assembly.

Apr 9, 2024 8:08 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: ED questions Delhi CM's PA, AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) interrogated Arvind Kejriwal's personal assistant (PA), Bibhav Kumar, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Durgesh Pathak on Monday as part of a money laundering investigation linked to discrepancies in the Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22.

Bibhav had previously been questioned, and the ED recorded his statements in February under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

These actions follow the federal agency's arrest of Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the case.

Apr 9, 2024 8:01 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: ‘If Kejriwal joins BJP, he will be released in a day’ claims AAP leader Atishi

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Delhi minister and AAP leader Atishi said on Monday that if imprisoned CM Arvind Kejriwal were to join the BJP, he would be freed within a day.

"If Kejriwal joins the BJP like (Assam Chief Minister) Himanta Biswa Sarma, he will be released in one day," she said. The BJP is afraid of Kejriwal because he fulfils his promises, the Delhi education minister said. The BJP has “put him behind bars as he builds good schools, excellent hospitals and makes children from poor families capable of admissions to IIT”, she said.

On Tuesday of last week, Atishi made a big claim that following Arvind Kejriwal's arrest, the ED was targeting her, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Durgesh Pathak, and Raghav Chadha. Atishi said she was approached by a BJP affiliate, closely associated with her, warning of potential arrest if they did not align with the BJP.

Subsequently, the Delhi BJP issued Atishi a legal notice on Wednesday regarding her statement.

Apr 9, 2024 7:48 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: Delhi HC to pass order on plea challenging CM's arrest today

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates: The Delhi High Court will announce its decision on chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's petition challenging his arrest and detention by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Delhi excise policy case today. 

Kejriwal has raised concerns about the “timing of his arrest” by the central agency, claiming it violates fundamental aspects of the Constitution, such as democracy, fair elections, and equitable opportunities.

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