May 28, 2024 10:56 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Bibhav Kumar's bail, if granted, will be a death threat for me and my family: Swati Maliwal to Delhi HC | Now we don't trust Gujarat govt: High Court raps State and local body over Rajkot gaming zone fire incident | Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal requests Supreme Court to extend his interim relief by 7 days in liquor policy case | Cyclone Remal leaves trail of destruction in West Bengal, claims 2 lives, downpour continues | 'Man-made disaster': Gujarat High Court takes suo motu cognizance of Rajkot gaming zone fire that killed 27 people
Arvind Kejriwal got arrested due to his deeds: Anna Hazare
Kejriwal arrest
In images Anna Hazare (Wikimedia commons) & Arvind Kejriwal (Facebook)

Arvind Kejriwal got arrested due to his deeds: Anna Hazare

| @indiablooms | 23 Mar 2024, 12:22 am

New Delhi/IBNS: In his first reaction to Arvind Kejriwal's arrest, social activist Anna Hazare Friday said he told the Delhi CM to stay away from liquor but "he made the policy for more money".

While several opposition leaders have come out in support of Kejriwal, Anna Hazare has said that the Aam Aadmi Party supremo shouldn't have made the liquor policy.

"I am very saddened that a man like Arvind Kejriwal, who used to work with me and had raised his voice against liquor, is preparing liquor policy today," he said.

"But what can be done? He got arrested due to his deeds. Had he not done anything, there was no question of his being arrested. Whatever happens now should happen according to the law," the activist said.

Anna Hazare was the face of the anti-corruption movement in 2011, from which the AAP emerged.

At the time, while choosing to stay out of electoral politics, he gave his "blessings" to AAP.

But he has since criticised the party on several issues.

However, Kejriwal and his party have avoided direct counters.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested over alleged excise policy scam, has been remanded to the 7-day custody of the Enforcement Directorate till March 28.

The order was passed late Friday by Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court, hours after the Delhi Chief Minister withdrew a Supreme Court plea challenging his arrest in the alleged liquor policy scam case.

In Friday's hearing, the agency called Arvind Kejriwal the "kingpin" and "key conspirator" in the alleged scam.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.