10 May 2024

AAP workers celebrate as Kejriwal walks out of Tihar jail; what Delhi CM said on coming out?

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday evening walked out of Tihar jail after the Supreme Court granted him interim bail in the Delhi liquor policy case. The first visuals of Kejriwal moving out of the jail was streamed live by AAP handles on social media platform X. 

"All the 140 crore people of this country have to fight against dictatorship," said Kejriwal. Talking to AAP supporters and party workers after coming out of jail said, he added, "It is because of Lord Hanuman that I am out of jail" and thanked the Supreme Court judges too.

Kejriwal said, “We all have to together save the country from dictatorship. I am struggling against dictatorship, but 140 crore people will have to fight against dictatorship.”

Arvind Kejriwal also said that he will visit Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place, Delhi at 11 am on Saturday. He has also called upon his supporters to reach there.

Arvind Kejriwal will go to his home from jail. After getting bail, Kejriwal's house has been decorated with flowers and a large number of his supporters are gathering there.

He also announced that AAP would hold a press conference at 1 PM on Saturday (May 11) at the party headquarters.

AAP workers celebrate 

AAP workers celebrated bail to Kejriwal and were seen distributing sweets as the Delhi CM walked out of Tihar jail after close to a month and a half.

Earlier, ignoring the Excise Department's objections, the Supreme Court on Friday granted an interim bail to Kejriwal till June 1 in the alleged money laundering case in the Delhi liquor policy scam.

He has been in the judicial custody since his arrest on March 21. The top court ordered him to surrender and go back to the Tihar Jail on June 2.

'Faith of the people in democracy will be boosted'

Delhi Congress chief Devender Yadav welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision granting bail to CM Arvind Kejriwal, stating this will boost the faith of the people in democracy.

“We have been saying that the BJP and its leaders have caged the establishments of democracy. Because of this, the sitting CMs were sent to jail. I appreciate the Supreme Court’s order of granting (interim) bail to Arvind Kejriwal. This will boost the faith of people in democracy,” he said.

'Now a positive environment will be created'


Sanjay Singh, Aam Aadmi Party's Rajya Sabha MP who is out on bail in the alleged liquor policy scam case, said, "It is a historic and welcome decision of the Supreme Court. Now a positive environment will be created in the entire country against injustice, oppression and dictatorship."

Mamata, Aditya Thackeray said this

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed happiness over Kejriwal getting interim bail from the Supreme Court.

Mamata Banerjee posted on Instagram saying, "I am very happy to see that Arvind Kejriwal has got interim bail. This will be very helpful in the context of the current elections."

At the same time, Aditya Thackeray, son of former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, has said that Arvind Kejriwal getting relief against the dictatorial rule in the country is a big sign of the wind of change.

He said that Kejriwal was speaking the truth and BJP does not like this.

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