Arvind Kejriwal in jail, AAP to launch contact programme

Scores of AAP workers had clashed with police last night outside Tihar Jail protesting arrest of Kejriwal.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:May 22, 2014 2:29 pm
The AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal  was sent to Tihar Jail till May 23 by Delhi court on wednesday after he refused to furnish bail bond. (Express Archive) The AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was sent to Tihar Jail till May 23 by Delhi court on wednesday after he refused to furnish bail bond. (Express Archive)

The Aam Aadmi Party today decided to launch a door-to-door contact programme to apprise people about the circumstances leading to party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest in a criminal defamation case instead of holding protest against it.

The decision was taken at a meeting a number of AAP leaders had with Kejriwal at the Tihar Jail this morning where the former chief minister has been lodged since Wednesday.

“We had a meeting with Arvind Kejriwal during which it was decided that the party won’t protest anymore and would launch a door-to-door campaign and tell people how a honest man like Kejriwal is behind the bars,” senior AAP leader Ashutosh told PTI.

Scores of AAP workers had clashed with police last night outside Tihar Jail protesting arrest of Kejriwal.

59 protesters, including senior leaders Yogendra Yadav, Manish Sisodia and Rakhi Birla, were arrested by police for violating prohibitory orders.

Asked about Kejriwal, he said the AAP chief has been kept in the ‘Vipasana’ cell and was fine.

Kejriwal’s wife Sunita, who carried clothes and medicines to him this morning, said, “He is not a criminal. Why should he pay money when he is ready to give an undertaking.”

The AAP leader was sent to Tihar Jail till May 23 by Delhi court on wednesday after he refused to furnish bail bond in a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari.

Sunita also criticised the media for calling her husband’s action ‘drama’. “It is wrong the way media is presenting the entire episode.”

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    Onyx Cleaner
    May 22, 2014 at 9:26 am
    When Gadkaris become Ministers, Arvinds have to be in Jail
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    agd
    May 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm
    from the likes of u's, Gadkaris, Ambanis? know who is on the right side of the fight agnst corruption.
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    Anand Kumar
    May 22, 2014 at 2:34 pm
    AAP should focus on providing more evidence as Gadkari corrupt
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    Anand Kumar
    May 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm
    Arvind is too sincere for our country
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    EDS
    May 22, 2014 at 5:41 pm
    This is the state of this country.......we want the corrupt one to rule us....
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    aapadmirer
    May 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm
    Extremely tactless move by Mr. Kejriwal. AAP would be better off without his exhibitionist tendencies.
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    KUMAR
    May 22, 2014 at 9:15 am
    LET HIM BE IN JAIL FOR 20 YEARS THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BE SAVED ---
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    rajesh
    May 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm
    arey bhai kuch din to bitao tihar mein
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