Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday reaffirmed the AAP’s unwavering dedication to the INDIA opposition bloc, regardless of the continuing dispute between his social gathering and the Congress in Punjab concerning the arrest of the latter’s firebrand legislator Sukhpal Khaira over drug-related costs.
Addressing reporters, Kejriwal, who had beforehand downplayed experiences of inside conflicts throughout the bloc, aimed to ease tensions as soon as extra by stating: “AAP is firmly dedicated to INDIA, and we will not part ways with the INDIA alliance.”
He additionally emphasised that his social gathering remained steadfast in its combat in opposition to drug abuse.
“I’ve been informed about the Punjab Police’s arrest of a Congress leader yesterday. While I lack specific details, you can obtain them from the police. Our commitment to eradicating drug addiction remains resolute. I won’t comment on individual cases, but our goal is to combat this menace, ” he mentioned.
Earlier within the day, Congress leaders comprising state social gathering chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and Leader of Opposition Partap Singh Bajwa had been stopped from assembly Khaira, who was arrested on Thursday, in police custody.
The Congress has accused the AAP authorities of doing “vendetta politics”.
In March 2021, the Enforcement Directoratehad carried out searches at eight areas linked to Khaira in Chandigarh, Punjab and Delhi in reference to medicine cash laundering and a faux passport racket case.
The legislator from Bholath, Khaira had resigned from the AAP citing the ‘dictatorial’ angle of Kejriwal.