New Delhi a Drama Hub again after Elections courtesy Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday sought to drum up drama and sympathy by refusing to furnish a bail bond of Rs 10,000 in a defamation case filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari and chose instead to go to jail.

In the evening, around 100 AAP supporters attempted to heighten the drama by staging a vociferous protest against the arrest outside Tihar Jail prompting Delhi Police to impose Section 144 in the area. Some AAP supporters were also arrested for violating the prohibitory orders.

Kejriwal, who had included Gadkari in the party’s list of “India’s most corrupt”, was sent to judicial custody by a trail court when he refused bail. The court said Kejriwal can’t seek differential treatment to be let off on an oral undertaking in violation of the settled practice regarding bail. The court remanded him to custody till May 23 with the observation Kejriwal’s stubbornness can’t be tolerated at the cost of “throwing legal procedures to the winds.”

A day earlier, the AAP leader had been embarrassed by his failed attempt to form a government in Delhi, which was contrary to the party’s public position in favour of fresh polls, after the Congress refused to support AAP yet again. The party’s claim of seeking a fresh referendum before attempting to form the government fell flat because, minus Congress, it simply didn’t have the numbers.

In a situation where AAP was totally washed out in New Delhi in Lok Sabha Elections and again trying to form govt in New Delhi while tried to avoid elections. This seems to be new stunt by AAP to be in News and be in Limelights. 

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