Arvind Kejriwal: India campaigner jailed in defamation case .Whether court has reached on conclusion that allegation levelled against Nitin Gadkari were baseless or only a show of power.
Arvind Kejriwal led his party to a stunning victory in the Delhi state assembly elections last December
Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of India’s new anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been arrested.
He is being sued by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari for calling him “corrupt”. He was arrested for refusing to pay 10,000 rupees ($170; £100) as a bail bond.Whether court ordered proper enquiry to check the truthness of allegation before instituting defamation against anticorruption crusader. There was need that matter be looked into thoroughly as matter was concerned with the allegation of corruption and growing corruption is on its peak in the Government machinery and Most beneficiary are Influential political leaders. If the anticorruption crusaders will be demoralized by the courts in this way, no one will dare to speak against Wrongdoers in the society.
Mr Kejriwal said he would not pay the bond as the case was “political”.Such initiatives of Government organs will only pave the way to wrongdoers to shield itself.
Mr Kejriwal contested – and lost – the Varanasi seat in the recent general election against the BJP’s PM-elect Narendra Modi.
“I am fighting against corruption. I will not seek bail as I have not done anything wrong, especially in a case like this,” Mr Kejriwal’s lawyer and AAP member Prashant Bhushan quoted the AAP chief as telling the court. Undoubtedly great anticorruption crusader told correctly to court but instead of wrongdoer great anticorruption crusader was sent behind the bar. This is the characteristic of good governance in this vast democracy in the world.
Mr Kejriwal said he would not flee from justice and offered to give an undertaking that he would appear in court at every hearing.
Metropolitan magistrate Gomati Manocha, however, ordered his arrest and sent him to Delhi’s Tihar jail for two days – he has to appear in court on 23 May.
Mr Gadkari is among a number of high-profile politicians and industrialists who have been accused of corruption by Mr Kejriwal in the past two years.