Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of AAP (Aam Aadmi Party)
Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of AAP (Aam Aadmi Party), has reaffirmed his commitment to the INDIA bloc, the Opposition alliance, in the wake of the arrest of Congress Punjab leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira. The arrest of Khaira has intensified the feud between AAP and Congress, with leaders from the Congress party criticizing the Arvind Kejriwal -led faction.
During a press conference, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that the Aam Aadmi Party remains steadfast in its support for the INDIA alliance despite the recent controversy stemming from Sukhpal Singh Khaira’s arrest in connection with an older drug-related case in Punjab. Arvind Kejriwal expressed, “The AAP will not part ways from the INDIA alliance. Yesterday, I heard that the Punjab Police arrested a Congress leader, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, in connection with a drug-related case. I do not have all the details; you would need to consult the Punjab Police for that information. However, the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government is committed to eradicating the drug problem.”
Arvind Kejriwal further emphasized, “No one, regardless of their stature or position, will be spared in our fight against the drug menace.” Sukhpal Singh Khaira’s arrest has intensified the clash between AAP and Congress, with leaders from the Congress party openly criticizing the Arvind Kejriwal -led faction.
The Punjab Police conducted a raid on Thursday at the residence of the Congress MLA in Chandigarh and apprehended him in connection with an older case filed against him under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. During the raid, Khaira streamed a live video on Facebook, where he engaged in a verbal altercation with the police, arguing that the case had already been dismissed by the Supreme Court. In response, the police asserted that his arrest was based on the recommendations of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by a DIG-ranked officer and two SSPs.