‘Victory of truth’: AAP celebrates CM Kejirwal’s bail

Celebrations erupted outside the CM’s residence and party’s headquarters as crackers were burst by AAP workers.
AAP workers dance in front on party’s office in New Delhi on Thursday
AAP workers dance in front on party’s office in New Delhi on ThursdayPhoto | PTI

NEW DELHI: The AAP on Thursday said the decision to grant bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was the victory of truth, adding, it is a “tight slap” on the face of the BJP.

Celebrations erupted outside the CM’s residence and party’s headquarters as crackers were burst by AAP workers.

In a post on X, the Aam Aadmi Party said that truth can be troubled, not defeated.

Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement directorate on March 21 in a money laundering case linked to the now scrapped excise policy of his government. A Delhi court on Thursday granted Kejriwal regular bail. “Every worker is enthused by this victory. We are very happy. It is a tight slap on the face of the BJP.

If the BJP has any shame left, they should now close these fake cases and release those in jail,” AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh told reporters after meeting the CM’s family. Soon after Kejriwal got bail, senior AAP leader Atishi in a post on X said, ‘Satyamev Jayate” (truth alone triumphs).

Feeling vindicated, the Aam Aadmi Party said truth cannot be defeated, only harassed.

“Truth can be troubled, not defeated. Rejecting all the objections raised by BJP’s ED, the Honorable Court has granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister @ArvindKejriwal,” the party said in a post on X.

Other party leaders also echoed similar sentiments. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said “truth triumphs” after the decision. “Faith in the court - Kejriwal ji gets bail - truth triumphs,” said Mann in a post on X.

Advocate Rishi Kumar, who is in Kejriwal’s legal team, said that the bail procedures will be done on Friday morning and the chief minister will be out of jail by the afternoon.

Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj noted that waiting till Supreme Court provided any relief in PMLA cases “was suffocating the entire judicial system.” “It was very important that the lower courts also provide timely justice. With every case going to the SC, this was unnecessarily increasing the burden of the SC” he added.

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