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AAP Protests for Arvind Kejriwal’s Release, BJP Demands His Resignation

AAP Protests for Arvind Kejriwal's Release, BJP Demands His ResignationAAP Protests for Arvind Kejriwal's Release, BJP Demands His Resignation

The AAP has urged that Arvind Kejriwal remain Delhi’s chief minister, even if it means operating from within the jail.

Today, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has issued a call for encircling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence in protest against the arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Simultaneously, the BJP has organized a counter-demonstration, urging for Mr. Kejriwal’s resignation.

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The following ten updates pertain to this major story
  1. Police detained AAP workers who had assembled at the party headquarters, with several protesters observed being pushed and dragged onto buses. The Delhi Police has bolstered security measures along routes leading to the Prime Minister’s residence. Officials announced that, for security reasons, certain Metro stations will remain closed today.
  2. The BJP, branding Mr. Kejriwal’s ‘work from jail’ initiative as a charade, will organize a massive procession from the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to the Delhi Secretariat. This march will be spearheaded by Delhi party chief Virendra Sachdeva.
  3. On Sunday, the Aam Aadmi Party orchestrated a protest, joined by representatives from the INDIA bloc. During a collaborative press conference, Delhi Minister Gopal Rai expressed public discontent over the manner of Mr. Kejriwal’s arrest.
  4. Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely criticized the BJP, questioning the state of democracy. He highlighted the lack of a fair playing field, citing the arrest of elected Chief Ministers and the freezing of accounts belonging to India’s oldest political party. He emphasized that under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, the Congress is committed to defending democracy and will not retreat at this juncture.
  5. The BJP has persistently called for Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation as chief minister following his arrest. Nevertheless, the AAP maintains that Mr. Kejriwal will continue to serve as the chief minister of Delhi, even if it entails operating from within the confines of a jail.
  6. AAP leaders have updated their profile pictures on social media platforms to ones depicting Mr. Kejriwal behind bars, as a gesture of solidarity with their party chief.
  7. In a message conveyed from his incarceration, which was read aloud by his wife Sunita Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister implored everyone to persist in their efforts for societal betterment and refrain from harboring animosity towards anyone, including members of the ruling BJP. “Numerous internal and external forces are undermining the nation,” he remarked. “No prison can confine him indefinitely. I will soon emerge and fulfill my commitments,” he concluded in his message.
  8. Arvind Kejriwal issued his inaugural directive from the ED lock-up on Sunday. “To the BJP, I say: you may detain Arvind Kejriwal and confine him, but you cannot restrain his devotion and responsibility towards the people of Delhi,” declared Delhi minister Atishi. She emphasized that although the AAP leader might be incarcerated, “our endeavors will continue without interruption.”
  9. Arvind Kejriwal’s plea contesting his arrest and the lower court’s ruling to give the Enforcement Directorate seven days of custody over him will be heard by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.
  10. After the arrest of the Aam Aadmi Party chief on Thursday, the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi promptly remanded him in the Probe Agency’s custody until March 28. The central agency has leveled allegations against the AAP leader, branding him as a “conspirator.” According to the ED, the now-defunct policy purportedly offered an outrageously high-profit margin of nearly 185 percent for retailers and 12 percent for wholesalers.

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