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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                    22somebody
                    May 22, 2014 at 7:35 pm
                    and vice versa ,, right ??
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                      22somebody
                      May 22, 2014 at 7:37 pm
                      only 49 1 people r living in india ??
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                        troll
                        May 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm
                        KEJRU thinks he is above law. It is not that he cant s out 10k. He already got ets worth crores. This was just a way to get in jail somehow, make ed AAPtards do more drama. But no use this time as people have already seen through u, Kejru. No Delhi for you this time. Better stay in jail.
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                          Citizen
                          May 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm
                          What for???????? not to punish the wrong doers as per law????? Great principles of this party/leader Hope this time electorate would send these guys home once for all. Jaihind
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                            ak
                            May 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm
                            dont get answers to answer , i am not blaming u , just giving facts , and dont give ugly answers as " there is no proof " . such a case even kalmadi , a.raja still not convitced
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                              ak
                              May 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm
                              he has many coal mines , if he really intrestd in ppl , how can he mangae time for them when he has billions
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                                ak
                                May 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm
                                wow , do u know gadkari's car driver has 5 companies , greatest driver in the world , his cars are also famous for finding out dead body of a girl child of a judge
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