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Out on interim bail, Arvind Kejriwal reveals why he didn't resign as Delhi CM despite massive pressure LS polls
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Out on interim bail, Arvind Kejriwal reveals why he didn't resign as Delhi CM despite massive pressure

India Blooms News Service | @@indiablooms | 12 May 2024, 11:11 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday addressed his first press conference and held roadshows for the Lok Sabha election campaign after coming out from jail following his 50-day stay in custody in connection with the now-scrapped liquor policy.

Addressing a press conference at the AAP's office in the national capital, Kejriwal revealed why he didn't resign, a Bharatiya Janata Party's continuous demand since he was arrested on March 21.

"The chief minister's post is not important to me. I did not step down as the chief minister because a conspiracy was hatched to force me to resign on a fake case," the AAP supremo said.

The BJP had been attacking the Delhi Chief Minister for not stepping down from the post despite being in custody for 50 days.

"If the prime minister wants to learn about fighting corruption, he should learn from Arvind Kejriwal. We sent the corrupt to jail and even our own ministers," the AAP chief said.

Kejriwal alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "left no stone unturned to crush the AAP by sending its four top leaders to prison".

He was the fourth senior AAP leader to spend time behind bars after Satyendar Jain, Manish Sisodia, and Sanjay Singh.

"They thought that the party would be finished. But AAP is not just a party, it is a thought, the more they destroy, the more our party will progress," he asserted.

He told the AAP supporters that no one had expected that he would be able to come out in the middle of the Lok Sabha elections. "Due to your prayers and blessings of Lord Hanuman I am among you all," he added.

"Kejriwal has fought against corruption. We have not spared even our ministers in corruption cases. They were sent to jail without the opposition and the media knowing about it," he said.

Kejriwal recalled his 50 days in Tihar jail and said that his wife, Sunita Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, and his ministers used to come to meet him.

"I used to ask my ministers about the welfare of people while in jail. During my stay in jail, I used to think what was my fault that I was arrested. My fault was that I provided good schools and hospitals for people. I provided health facilities to people. They (BJP) stopped my insulin for 15 days in jail," he said.

"They want to shut everything to paralyse the Delhi government," he charged.

The Supreme Court has granted Kejriwal interim bail to enable him to campaign in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. He, however, has to surrender on June 2, a day after the last phase of the seven-phase poll will get over.


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