Arvind Kejriwal urges nation to ‘save democracy from dictatorship’ amidst bail, vows nationwide fight

“I have come to beg in front of the 140 crore people of our country to save our nation from dictatorship. Please save my nation,” Kejriwal said.

In an appeal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged the people of India to “save the nation from dictatorship.” Addressing a gathering after being granted interim bail by the Supreme Court, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader claimed the country’s democracy was under threat.

“I have come to beg in front of the 140 crore people of our country to save our nation from dictatorship. Please save my nation,” Kejriwal said. He expressed gratitude to the Supreme Court for granting him 22 days of interim bail, vowing to travel across the country during this period “to fight for our country.”

Kejriwal’s remarks came in the backdrop of his recent arrest and judicial custody in a case related to alleged irregularities in the Delhi Excise Policy Scam Case His arrest had sparked widespread protests from AAP supporters, who accused the BJP-led central government of pursuing a political vendetta against the party.

Portraying himself as a victim of an authoritarian regime, Kejriwal’s appeal appeared to be an attempt to rally public support and project the AAP as a defender of democratic values. His dramatic words painted a picture of a nation teetering on the brink of dictatorship, with his party at the forefront of resistance against such a scenario.

The Delhi CM’s call to “save the nation” resonated with his party’s longstanding stance of portraying itself as a crusader against corruption and a champion of the common people’s interests. By invoking the nation’s 140 crore citizens, Kejriwal sought to tap into a broader sense of patriotism and concern for the country’s well-being.

Kejriwal’s remarks have reignited the political tussle between the AAP and the BJP, with the latter likely to dismiss the allegations as baseless and accuse the AAP of playing the victim card for political gains.

As the AAP gears up for a nationwide campaign during Kejriwal’s interim bail period, his provocative statements have set the stage for a heated political battle, with both sides vying to capture the narrative of safeguarding democracy and upholding the rule of law.