Arrest of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in alleged liquor scam has sparked major political controversy. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who leads AAP strongly criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him being corrupt and suggesting that more opposition leaders might be arrested before elections.
#WATCH | Delhi: On the arrest of AAP MP Sanjay Singh, his wife says, "They questioned and searched the house, computer, and documents but did not find anything. There was pressure upon them (ED officials) to arrest him and they arrested him. They (ED) did not give us any reason.… pic.twitter.com/HH6a0QP3P1
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Kejriwal against Modi’s alleged corruption
Kejriwal expressed his outrage, stating that Singh prominent voice against Modi’s alleged corruption, was targeted due to government’s nervousness. Kejriwal claimed that Modi was corrupt from top to bottom and labeled his government as the most corrupt in independent India. The AAP leader’s arrest prompted Kejriwal to declare that the AAP is a genuinely honest political party.
In response Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defended the arrest framing it as step toward creating corruption-free India, aligning with their vision of ‘Bhrashtachaar Mukt Bharat’.
Political clash between AAP and BJP
The political clash between AAP and BJP intensified further when AAP announced plans to protest outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi. Kejriwal’s allegations against Modi’s government reflected deep-rooted political tensions in the country. He hinted at broader conspiracy to suppress opposition voices, implying that more arrests could follow in the run-up to elections.
As the controversy unfolded AAP and BJP remained at odds, highlighting growing divide between ruling party and the opposition in India. The arrest of Sanjay Singh not only became focal point for AAP but also underscored the complex dynamics of Indian politics, where allegations of corruption and power struggles continue to dominate the political landscape.