11 May 2024

AAP will continue to thrive despite attempts to suppress it, says Kejriwal, what more he said?

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in his first press briefing following his release from jail yesterday, directly targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP. He stated, "They are aiming to finish us," and claimed that PM Modi would soon turn against BJP leaders.

"The Aam Aadmi Party is an idea that will continue to thrive despite attempts to suppress it," stated Mr. Kejriwal today. He specifically mentioned PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah as the masterminds behind a power shift within the BJP, highlighting the practice of replacing chief ministers in several states before elections to limit their influence. 

"If the BJP regains power, PM Modi is likely to replace Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as a priority," Kejriwal added.

"The political careers of LK Advani, Murli Joshi, Shivraj Chouhan, Vasundhara Raje, Khattar, and Raman Singh have come to an end. Yogi Adityanath is next in line. If PM Modi secures victory, he is expected to replace the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister within a month," Delhi CM further stated.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader highlighted a strategy employed by the BJP, aiming to imprison chief ministers in states governed by the opposition and subsequently dismantle the existing administration. 

Despite facing arrest and imprisonment by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Delhi liquor policy case, the AAP chief did not step down from his position as Chief Minister.

Kejriwal highlighted how Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was similarly targeted by central agencies, purportedly under the direction of the central government.

"Our AAP, though small and active in two states, faced significant pressure from the Prime Minister to dismantle our party, resulting in the simultaneous imprisonment of four leaders. If the top leaders of major parties were to face such consequences, it could spell the end for the party," Kejriwal expressed.

"Their decision to arrest me sends a clear message that anyone could be arrested if I am. This operation is dubbed 'One Nation, One Leader,' drawing parallels to the BJP's advocacy for the 'one nation, one election' concept," he remarked.

On Friday, the Supreme Court granted Kejriwal interim bail to participate in campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. During this period, he is restricted from attending his office, signing official documents, or visiting the Delhi secretariat. Any urgent documents requiring his signature must be approved by the Lieutenant Governor. 

The Supreme Court cited the Lok Sabha elections as the reason for considering interim bail, stating that it is currently not feasible to conclude arguments or deliver a verdict on his petition challenging his arrest by the ED.

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