‘Aisi Taisi Democracy’: Delhi CM’s arrest linked to elections, says Omar

Omar Abdullah. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

New Delhi: The arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sparked controversy, with opposition leaders alleging political motives behind the timing. The arrest comes just days after the announcement of Lok Sabha polls, raising questions about its timing and potential impact on the political landscape.

Expressing concern over the situation, Jammu Kashmir National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah told PTI, “Clearly, the arrest of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is linked to elections. Within days of the Lok Sabha polls announcement, you see a sitting CM and an important partner of the opposition alliance has been arbitrarily arrested by ED. His arrest unfortunately is a part of the process whereby the democratic institution of the country has gradually been eroded.”

In another tweet, he wrote, “Aisi Taisi Democracy. For all the talk of 400+ seats, the ruling dispensation is displaying a remarkable degree of nervousness. Having a sitting opposition CM arrested by a pliable central agency within days of the general elections being announced is a blot on democracy.”

The arrest, carried out by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), has raised eyebrows, especially considering Kejriwal’s prominent position as the Chief Minister of Delhi and his role as a key figure within the opposition alliance. Critics have denounced the move as an attempt to undermine democratic processes and manipulate the political landscape ahead of the elections.

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