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Kejriwal Alleges Atishi To Be Targeted for Arrest in Political Crackdown

After Court summoned AAP leader Atishi in a defamation case, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that she is next in line to be arrested and called it complete dictatorship. In a post on X, Kejriwal said, “I had said earlier that they would arrest Atishi next. They are planning to do so now. Complete dictatorship. […]

After Court summoned AAP leader Atishi in a defamation case, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that she is next in line to be arrested and called it complete dictatorship.

In a post on X, Kejriwal said, “I had said earlier that they would arrest Atishi next. They are planning to do so now. Complete dictatorship. In completely flimsy, frivolous and false cases, they are arresting all functionaries of AAP one by one. Every single opposition leader will be arrested if (Narendra Modi) ji comes back to power. AAP is not important. Saving our dear country from dictatorship is important.”

Atishi responded, “I want to know from BJP how they formed the government in Goa, Manipur, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Arunachal Pradesh without a majority. BJP will have to answer how MLAs from other opposition parties reach BJP. It will also have to answer how it happens that NCP splits into two, and how CBI-ED cases against all their leaders who joined BJP ended one by one.”

She added, “BJP should answer how all cases of Economic Offences Wing against Ajit Pawar, his wife, and his nephew got closed after he joined BJP. ‘Operation Lotus’ of BJP is well known and AAP need not answer this.”

Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor claimed that Kejriwal was manipulating political or legal developments. “For more than two years, he and his colleagues, including Atishi, kept blaming BJP for running Operation Lotus. But now, by filing a defamation suit, we have made Atishi accountable towards the law of the land,” he said. Kapoor, who filed the defamation suit, added, “To take action or not is now in the purview of the court, but if CM Kejriwal and Atishi fear arrest or legal action so much, then they should apologize to BJP workers and end the matter.”

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