Delhi liquor rip-off: This is what Opposition leaders stated on Kejriwal’s arrest | Politics Information

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By Calvin S. Nelson

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrives at Rouse Avenue Courtroom to look earlier than ACMM Divya Malhotra following summons issued to him by the courtroom on the premise of two ED complaints in reference to the Delhi Excise Coverage case, in New Delhi on S

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested on Thursday evening by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in reference to the Delhi excise coverage rip-off case. Following months of refusal of the ED’s repeated summons, 9 in whole, the federal company locked up the Aam Aadmi Occasion nationwide convenor after the Delhi Excessive Courtroom refused to grant aid to the AAP chief in opposition to any ‘coercive motion’.

Quickly after his arrest, reactions from political events began pouring in, slamming the ruling Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governance ways.

Rahul Gandhi calls Modi “scared dictator”

Congress chief and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi hit out in opposition to the BJP in a social media publish, terming PM Modi a “scared dictator” and the BJP a “devilish energy”. 

“A scared dictator needs to create a lifeless democracy. Whereas capturing all of the establishments, together with the media, breaking apart the events, extorting cash from corporations, and freezing the accounts of the principle opposition get together was not sufficient for the ‘devilish energy’, now the arrest of the elected Chief Ministers has additionally develop into a typical factor. INDIA will give a befitting reply to this,” Gandhi posted on X (previously Twitter).

‘SC ought to take suo motu cognisance’: Shashi Tharoor

Lashing out on the BJP for the arrest and freezing Congress get together’s financial institution accounts, MP Shashi Tharoor urged the Supreme Courtroom to take suo motu cognisance of democratic ideas of the Indian Structure. 

“Shocked by the information of the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Coming arduous on the heels of the crippling freeze on @INCIndia’s financial institution accounts, it’s clear {that a} systematic effort is on to destroy Indian democracy… I’d urge the Honorable Supreme Courtroom of India to take suo motu cognisance of this betrayal of the democratic ideas based mostly within the primary construction of the Structure,” he posted on X.

‘Try to silence Opposition voices’: Kerala CM P Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan criticised the arrest of the AAP chief saying that the arrest was part of silencing Opposition voices. “The arrest of Delhi Chief Minister @ArvindKejriwal is outright vicious and a part of a callous plot to silence all opposition voices simply forward of the final elections. This exposes the cowardice of those that concern democratic course of and requires collective motion to withstand abuse of energy,” the Kerala CM stated.

‘BJP scared it will not come to energy once more’: Akhilesh Yadav

Maintaining the Lok Sabha elections in sight, Samajwadi Occasion supremo Akhilesh Yadav focused the BJP saying that the arrest will ignite a revolution all through the nation. “BJP is aware of that it’ll not come to energy once more, attributable to this concern, it needs to take away the opposition leaders from the general public by any means on the time of elections, arrest is simply an excuse. This arrest will give start to a brand new individuals’s revolution,” he posted on the microblogging platform.

Determined witch-hunt by BJP govt.’: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin

Calling the BJP authorities “Fascist”, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Okay Stalin launched a scathing assault on PM Modi. He stated that no BJP chief is present process scrutiny or dealing with arrests and that it’s an abuse of energy in a democracy. “Forward of #Elections2024, pushed by concern of a decade of failures and the approaching defeat, the Fascist BJP Govt sinks to despicable depths… Not a single BJP chief faces scrutiny or arrest, laying naked their abuse of energy and the decay of democracy. The relentless persecution of opposition leaders by the BJP Govt smacks of a determined witch-hunt,” he tweeted shortly after Kejriwal’s arrest.

‘These opposing BJP must contest from behind bars’: AIADMK

Former NDA ally All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) additionally hit out in opposition to the BJP saying that as per the get together’s agenda, all opposition can be put behind bars and must contest the elections with none funds. “This arrest proves that there’s a three-point agenda for the BJP. First, whoever opposes the BJP, ought to contest from behind bars. Second, whoever is opposing BJP, will run out of funds and can be unable to make use of get together funds. Third, whoever is out on bail, BJP won’t have any hesitation to have an alliance with them,” AIADMK spokesperson Kovai Sathyan stated.

‘Vindictive misuse of federal businesses’: Sharad Pawar

Condemning using federal businesses for fulfilling private vendettas, the Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar stated, “Strongly condemn the vindictive misuse of central businesses to focus on the opposition, particularly as basic elections loom. This arrest showcases the depth to which BJP will stoop for energy. ‘INDIA’ stands united in opposition to this unconstitutional motion in opposition to #ArvindKejriwal”.

‘Karma catches up’: Sharmistha Mukherjee

Nevertheless, former President Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee took a swipe on the Delhi Chief Minister and stated his arrest was simply ‘karma catching up’. She accused Kejriwal of constructing “baseless and irresponsible” allegations in opposition to the then Delhi Chief Minister and Congress chief Sheila Dikshit. “He & Anna Hazare gang have been answerable for making most irresponsible, baseless & wild allegations in opposition to Congress together with Sheila Dikshit ji saying he had ‘trunk masses’ of proof in opposition to her. Nobody has seen the ‘trunk’ thus far. Karma catches up!,” she posted on X. 

First Printed: Mar 22 2024 | 10:53 AM IST

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