Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi vehemently criticized the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) raids on his and fellow Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members’ residences, labeling them as politically motivated acts of harassment. Kejriwal’s statement follows a raid on his father’s house, where 23 ED officers conducted a 16-hour search, finding no evidence of wrongdoing.
CM Arvind Kejriwal further highlighted similar raids on the homes of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and ministers Satyendra Jain and Sanjay Singh, all yielding no results. He questioned the legality and motive behind such actions, asserting that they were aimed at intimidating and suppressing the AAP.
Expressing concern over the erosion of democratic values, Kejriwal condemned what he termed as “hooliganism” by the ED and stressed the importance of upholding the rule of law and constitutional principles. He emphasized that India belongs to its 1.4 billion citizens and denounced attempts to misuse power for political vendettas.
CM Arvind Kejriwal’s outspoken criticism underscores the escalating tensions between the AAP and central agencies, raising questions about the impartiality of law enforcement actions and the broader implications for democratic governance in India.