Arvind Kejriwal grateful for bail, attributes release to ‘Bajrang Bali’s blessings’

Addressing the crowd, a visibly elated Kejriwal said, “I am coming straight from jail to you. It feels great to be with you after 50 days. I just went to Hanuman temple with my wife and CM Bhagwant Mann. Bajrang Bali’s blessings are on our party and us. It is by his grace that I am among you today.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a gathering of supporters shortly after being granted interim bail by the Supreme Court, expressing gratitude for “Bajrang Bali’s blessings” that enabled him to be among the people once again. Kejriwal, who spent nearly 50 days in custody following his arrest in a corruption case, visited the Hanuman temple at Connaught Place along with his wife and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.

Addressing the crowd, a visibly elated Kejriwal said, “I am coming straight from jail to you. It feels great to be with you after 50 days. I just went to Hanuman temple with my wife and CM Bhagwant Mann. Bajrang Bali’s blessings are on our party and us. It is by his grace that I am among you today.”

Kejriwal’s arrest on May 6 in connection with alleged irregularities in the construction of classrooms had sparked widespread protests from AAP supporters and criticism from opposition parties accusing the BJP-led central government of pursuing a vendetta. His subsequent judicial custody had further intensified the political turmoil surrounding the case.

The Supreme Court’s decision to grant interim bail to Kejriwal was celebrated by AAP workers, who had been demanding his release. However, legal experts cautioned that the court’s order was not a clean chit, and Kejriwal would still need to face trial in the case.

As Kejriwal rejoined the political fray, his remarks invoking Lord Hanuman’s blessings seemed aimed at rallying his supporters and projecting a defiant stance against the allegations he faces. The upcoming legal battle is expected to further intensify the tussle between the AAP and the BJP-led central government.