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BJP will get four more AAP leaders arrested, claims Delhi minister Atishi
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BJP will get four more AAP leaders arrested, claims Delhi minister Atishi

| @indiablooms | 02 Apr 2024, 10:49 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi minister Atishi Marlena on Tuesday claimed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will get four more Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders arrested in the coming two months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing a press conference, Atishi, who is leading AAP's charge after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested in the excise policy case, said, "In the coming two months before the Lok Sabha elections, they will arrest four more AAP leaders. They will arrest me, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Durgesh Pathak and Raghav Chadha."

Atishi said the BJP, which rules the Centre but not the national capital Delhi, had hoped Kejriwal's arrest would have "disarrayed and destroyed the Aam Aadmi Party".

"The BJP had hoped AAP's morale would be doomed," she added.

Kejriwal sent to judicial custody till Apr 15

AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal was on Monday sent to judicial custody till April 15 by the Rouse Avenue Court in connection with the case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which had arrested Kejriwal on March 21, had asked for a 15-day judicial custody citing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s "non-cooperative behaviour".

Kejriwal arrested ahead of Indian general polls

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.

The arrest was made just weeks before India voted in the first phase of the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Indian Parliament) polls on April 19.

Several opposition parties, who are parts of the anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bloc, rallied behind Kejriwal in a mega rally held at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday.

Speaking at the rally, Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal termed the Chief Minister as "a lion" and said, "The BJP has locked up Kejriwal. Bhagat Singh went to jail fighting the Britishers, Kejriwal went to jail fighting dictatorship."

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