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Delhi braces for AAP's mass protest Amidst Kejriwal's legal turmoil: 10 Key Updates

Written by  Annesha Barua -- March 24th 2024 09:30 AM
Delhi braces for AAP's mass protest Amidst Kejriwal's legal turmoil: 10 Key Updates

Delhi braces for AAP's mass protest Amidst Kejriwal's legal turmoil: 10 Key Updates

PTC News Desk: Amidst a significant court setback for Arvind Kejriwal, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is poised to stage a massive protest in the national capital today. Here are 10 key updates on this unfolding story:

Here are the top 10 updates on this big story

1. Protest Plans: Delhi Minister Gopal Rai announced that all party MLAs and office-bearers, along with representatives of the INDIA bloc, will gather at Shaheedi Park to protest against what the AAP alleges as the BJP's misuse of central agencies to target opposition leaders. The protest will feature candle marches and effigy burnings.

2. Security Measures: With anticipation of a large turnout, security has been heightened along the roads leading to Shaheedi Park. Heavy barricading may lead to disruptions in traffic in central Delhi, according to officials.

3. Previous Detentions: AAP ministers Atishi, Saurabh Bharadwaj, and numerous party workers were detained on Friday during a protest against the BJP following the Chief Minister's arrest.

4. Holi Observance: In a show of solidarity, AAP workers have decided to forgo Holi celebrations and have called for a "gherao" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence on Tuesday.

5. Kejriwal's Leadership: Despite the legal turmoil, AAP reiterates its support for Arvind Kejriwal, asserting that he will continue as the Chief Minister, even if it means operating from jail.

6. Message from Jail: Kejriwal, in a message conveyed by his wife Sunita Kejriwal, urged everyone to work for society and avoid harboring hatred, even towards those in the ruling BJP. He expressed confidence in overcoming the challenges and fulfilling his promises.

7. Legal Proceedings: The Delhi High Court is set to hear Kejriwal's plea on Wednesday challenging his arrest and the lower court's order granting custody to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for seven days.
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8. Arrest Details: The AAP leader was arrested on Thursday, and subsequently, the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi remanded him in the ED's custody until March 28.

9. Allegations: The ED has accused Kejriwal of being a "conspirator" in a corruption case related to the now-scrapped Delhi liquor policy. The agency contends that the policy provided excessively high profit margins for retailers and wholesalers.

10. Promise of Resilience: Despite the legal challenges, Kejriwal remains optimistic about his release and vows to fulfill his commitments upon his return.

As the protest unfolds and legal battles continue, the political landscape in Delhi is marked by heightened tensions and uncertainties surrounding Kejriwal's leadership and the allegations against him.

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(Inputs from agencies)


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