AAP protests Kejriwal’s arrest

Jalandhar, June 29 (UNI) AAP leaders held a protest in Jalandhar against the arrest of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by the CBI.

AAP leaders called Kejriwal’s arrest dictatorship of the Modi government and said that the BJP is trying to trap Kejriwal by misusing the ED and CBI.

AAP leaders raised slogans against the BJP government at the Center and burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Dozens of AAP MLAs, Ministers, MPs, Party Officials, Chairmen and thousands of Leaders and Workers from across the state participated in the protest.

The AAP candidate for Jalandhar West Assembly by-election Mohinder Bhagat also participated in the protest.

AAP Punjab’s working president Principal Budh Ram attacked the BJP and said that the party and PM Narendra Modi’s only motive is to finish the Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal by any means.

“BJP is afraid of Arvind Kejriwal’s honest politics. That is why CBI and ED filed false cases against Arvind Kejriwal and deliberately put him in jail,” Ram said.

AAP minister Dr Balbir Singh warned the Modi government that Kejriwal must be released immediately or else the party will intensify its movement.

Singh, comparing Kejriwal’s PMLA case with former Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, called out the BJP’s hypocrisy.

He said that on one hand BJP was keeping a sitting Chief Minister in jail without any evidence or any money trail, and on other hand, BSY charge sheeted under POCSO Act for molesting a minor girl was given bail because he belonged to the BJP.

“In fact, the BJP is scared of the works of the AAP government in Delhi and Punjab. That is why it is deliberately trying to implicate AAP leaders in false cases,” he said, adding that BJP has inducted all corrupt leaders of the country into its party and has given them important positions like CM, Ministers and Deputy CM.

“Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Minister Chhagan Bhujbal are examples of this,” he added.

AAP MP from Sangrur Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer reminded that the assembly elections will be held in Delhi after six months and the BJP has not been able to defeat Arvind Kejriwal there till date.

“The people of Delhi gave a historic majority and made Arvind Kejriwal the Chief Minister twice. Therefore, now the BJP is trying to win the Delhi elections through ED and CBI,” Hayer said.

Charging at the BJP for their repeated mention of the 1975 Emergency that lasted 19 months, Hayer reminded that the country “is in an undeclared emergency for the past decade since 2014”.

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