Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to Surrender as Bail Ends; Vows to Continue Fight Against “Tyranny”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced his intention to surrender himself as his interim bail granted by the Supreme Court in a Delhi liquor policy case comes to an end. Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal stated that he would leave his residence at 3 pm on Sunday to comply with the court’s order.

“In the fight against tyranny, if I have to sacrifice my life for the country, do not mourn,” asserted Mr. Kejriwal during the press briefing, reaffirming his commitment to his principles.

During his 50-day imprisonment, Kejriwal detailed a significant deterioration in his health, resulting in substantial weight loss and ongoing health concerns. He expressed frustration over allegedly being denied medication for diabetes while in custody, highlighting the challenges faced during his incarceration.

Despite his personal struggles, Kejriwal emphasized that the welfare of the people of Delhi remains his paramount concern. He assured that essential services and initiatives, including free electricity, Mohalla clinics, hospitals, free medicines, and women’s free bus travel, would continue uninterrupted.

“Even though I won’t be among you physically, do not worry. All your work will continue,” he reassured the public, emphasizing his dedication to serving the people of Delhi.

In an emotional appeal, Kejriwal requested prayers for the well-being of his elderly parents, underscoring their frail health and the need for community support.

The Delhi CM’s impending surrender comes after his arrest on March 21 by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a corruption case related to the now-revoked Delhi liquor policy. The probe alleges Kejriwal’s involvement in drafting the policy and seeking bribes for liquor licenses, with purported kickbacks used to fund election campaigns. Kejriwal and the AAP have vehemently denied these allegations, labeling them as politically motivated.

The arrest sparked a political standoff between the ruling BJP and the opposition INDIA bloc, led by the Congress, with the AAP as a prominent member. Kejriwal’s decision to surrender underscores his commitment to his principles despite facing legal challenges, signaling a continued resolve to advocate for his vision of governance.

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