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'Targeting Arvind Kejriwal ahead of elections is completely wrong and unconstitutional': Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Kejriwal arrest
Photo courtesy: Facebook/ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

'Targeting Arvind Kejriwal ahead of elections is completely wrong and unconstitutional': Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

| @indiablooms | 21 Mar 2024, 11:27 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called Arvind Kejriwal's arrest this evening by the Enforcement Directorate "completely wrong and unconstitutional".

The Delhi Chief Minister was taken into custody in a money laundering case linked to the alleged Delhi excise scam.

Vadra is the first leader from the opposition INDIA bloc to slam the arrest.

"Targeting Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal in this manner due to elections is completely wrong and unconstitutional. Lowering the level of politics in this manner suits neither the Prime Minister nor his government," she wrote on X, minutes after the arrest.

"Fight your critics in the electoral battle, confront them boldly, and of course attack their policies and working style - this is democracy. But in this way, using the power of all the institutions of the country to fulfill one's political objective and weakening them by exerting pressure is against every principle of democracy."

The Congress leader listed the ways the Opposition in the country is being targetted and attacked by the BJP ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha polls.

The bank accounts of the country's largest opposition party Congress have been frozen, all the political parties and their leaders are under pressure day and night from ED, CBI, IT, one Chief Minister has been put in jail, now the other Chief Minister is also in jail. Preparations are being made to take it. Such a shameful scene is being seen for the first time in the independent history of India," Priyanka wrote.

Just weeks ahead of the Lok Sabha election, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Thursday evening arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the alleged liquor policy scam.

Kejriwal has become the first serving Chief Minister to be arrested and is the third senior leader from the party to be arrested in connection with the Delhi liquor policy scam.

The arrest comes hours after a team from the ED questioned him at his residence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Delhi Minister Atishi has confirmed that Kejriwal will continue to remain the chief Minister of the national capital

According to reports, the AAP will approach the Supreme Court against the arrest on Friday.

Kejriwal had already skipped nine summons issued by the ED in connection with the alleged liquor policy scam.

Former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was arrested in connection with the case in February last year, and AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh was taken into custody in October.

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