The Aam Aadmi Party fully endorses the principled stand taken by its national convenor and former Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, of not accepting the condition of furnishing a bail bond in a case of defamation filed against him by former BJP President, Mr Nitin Gadkari.
The AAP does not agree with the order of the learned Metropolitan Magistrate, who has sent Kejriwal to judicial custody in the Tihar Jail, and the party has decided to challenge this erroneous order in higher courts.
Kejriwal’s fight against corruption requires wholehearted support of the citizens, since this evil needs to be completely eradicated for the country’s betterment and the AAP will take this anti-corruption battle to every corner of the country.
The Aam Aadmi Party expresses complete solidarity with its national convenor Arvind Kejriwal in his fight against corruption.
The AAP totally disagrees with the decision of the learned Metropolitan Magistrate to send Kejriwal to judicial custody. There is no provision in law which makes it mandatory for a defendant against whom a complaint is filed in a defamation case to furnish a bail bond, particularly when he is ready and willing to be present in the court on the fixed date of hearing.
It is surprising that the court decided to send Kejriwal to judicial custody despite his lawyers expressing readiness to submit an undertaking that he will be present in the court during each date of hearing. Read More
Aam Aadmi Party national convenor and former chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has issued the following statement to the media on May 21, Wednesday:
“During the Lok Sabha elections, we went to many parts of the country and met people from all walks of life. We were told that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) consists of good and courageous people, who can take on rich and powerful to expose their misdeeds.
During the campaign, however, we also realised that a large number of people were quite angry with us for having quit the Delhi government. We were asked why did we leave the government ? We were also asked why did we go away ? This also gave our political opponents an opportunity to spread misinformation about us.
After considering all aspects, I apologise to the people, who wanted the AAP government in Delhi to continue. Our party wanted to know the reasons for the anger of the people against us and we were told that during 49 days in office, the AAP government had reduced the power tariffs by half, provided free water and corruption in public dealing had disappeared. Read More
Suddenly a roar went up, as Modi sympathisers lunged after him shouting ‘pagal, pagal’ (mad/mad). A little distance ahead I saw another man wearing the AAP cap. The crowd spotted him too, and ran after them both, gesticulating, heckling. As I start walking quickly towards the men I saw them, seemingly unperturbed, walk right through the charging hoard, not a sign of nervousness about their gait. They were walking the confident walk of men who know no fear.
Half an hour later, some young BJP supporters standing on the raised platform dividing the street, turned and collectively pointed at a man and a woman walking past, also wearing AAP caps. Again the crowd roared at them: Modi, Modi. Once again I saw no fear, no rush to escape the hostility on the part of the targets. A vegetable vendor wearing AAP topi going through the crowds was sneered at. A scooterist was shouted at. Read More
Pictures above are of Arvind Kejriwal's roadshow in Banaras. AAP is ensuring that the message of the fight against corruption and crony capitalism reaches every nook & corner of Banaras. Gul Panag & her team (see below) lead a bike rally in Kashi yesterday (May 8). Hundreds of teams of volunteers, in small groups are ensuring that the message of AAP reaches every home in Banaras. Read More
The locals said the new party has given a new meaning to election campaigning and claimed that they had never ever witnessed such a sincere effort by any political party.BJP's former corporator from the city Sadhna Vedanti agreed AAP had edged passed them as far as public meetings and door-to-door campaign is concerned. Read More