The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi ministerAtishi announced on Friday that Sunita Kejriwal, wife of the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, will step into the campaign to oppose his arrest. According to Atishi, Sunita Kejriwal will personally lead a series of roadshows across Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, and Haryana to seek blessings for her husband and campaign for the party’s candidates.
“To oppose the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal, seek blessings for him, and campaign for AAP’s candidates, his wife Sunita Kejriwal will personally step into the campaign. She will ask for blessings for Arvind from the people of Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, and Haryana,” said Atishi in a press conference.
The campaign’s initial focus will be on Delhi, with a roadshow in East Delhi Lok Sabha on April 27, followed by another in West Delhi Lok Sabha on April 28.
“Sunita Kejriwal’s campaign will start tomorrow, beginning in Delhi. Tomorrow, April 27, Sunita ji will hold a roadshow in East Delhi Lok Sabha and seek blessings for Arvind Kejriwal from the people of East Delhi. On April 28, Sunita Kejriwal ji will conduct a roadshow in West Delhi Lok Sabha, seeking blessings from the people of West Delhi for Arvind Kejriwal,” Atishi said.
The AAP leader attributed Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest to a political strategy by the BJP-led central government.
Atishi while speaking to ANI said, “The BJP-led central government and its political weapon, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), arrested Arvind Kejriwal after the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections to prevent him from campaigning during the Lok Sabha elections. However, their move backfired on them. The people of Delhi, Punjab, and across the country are opposing Arvind Kejriwal ji’s arrest, and they will respond to this arrest by voting for AAP.”
According to Atishi, the arrest has rallied support for Arvind Kejriwal among the people of Delhi, Punjab, and across the country.
“I want to tell BJP that the people of Delhi, Punjab, and the whole country stand with Arvind Kejriwal. They stand against his arrest, will give their blessings, and will certainly vote for AAP’s candidate,” Atishi stated.
The Chief Minister has been lodged in Tihar Jail since April 1, following his arrest in the Delhi excise policy case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on March 21. (ANI)