Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024
Nationwide Protests Planned After Delhi CM's Arrest

In a dramatic turn of events, Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi and the prominent face of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Delhi excise policy case. This unprecedented move has stirred widespread condemnation and triggered plans for protests by the AAP across the country, including a planned demonstration outside BJP offices.

The recent arrest of Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s Chief Minister and AAP’s national convenor, by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sent shockwaves through political circles. Kejriwal’s apprehension is tied to a money laundering investigation related to the Delhi excise policy case, with allegations of involvement in what the ED terms the “Delhi liquor scam.” According to ED claims, AAP leaders purportedly received kickbacks amounting to ₹100 crores.

The fallout from Kejriwal’s arrest has prompted the AAP to announce nationwide protests in response. Party supporters are being mobilized to assemble outside the party’s headquarters in Delhi’s ITO and stage demonstrations outside BJP offices. Furthermore, amidst the turmoil, the AAP has stated its resolve that Kejriwal will continue to govern from jail, potentially setting the stage for a constitutional standoff.

In anticipation of potential disruptions, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has taken precautionary measures, including the closure of the Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station, which leads to the Prime Minister’s residence, as per police directives. Additionally, the ITO Metro Station was shut down from 8 am to 6 pm.

The AAP’s planned protests against Kejriwal’s arrest underscore the escalating tensions between the party and the central government, foreshadowing further political confrontation in the days ahead.

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