Aam Aadmi Party chief and former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to jail till May 23 after he refused to furnish a bail bond of Rs. 10,000 in connection to a defamation suit filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Earlier in the day Kejriwal apologized to the Delhi public for quitting the Delhi government.
A Delhi court, while
passing the order to send Kejriwal in judicial custody, said that the
AAP leader was looking for "some exceptional treatment", as
reported by DNA. Nitin Gadkari's lawyer Pinky Anand while speaking to
media after the court's order said that since Kejriwal refused to pay
the bail bond, he has been sent to the jail.
The AAP leader was ready to give an undertaking that
he would appear before the court but he was not ready to furnish a
bail bond that was required to secure a bail.
With the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal, opposition
parties have started claiming that it was nothing but again a step by
the AAP leader to get some public attention.
AAP, a newbie in politics, has surprised everyone
with its performance in Delhi Assembly elections by getting 27 seats.
Encouraged from the achievement, the party jumped to fight Lok Sabha
elections in the hope of getting national exposure.
However, AAP's national debut proved to be
embarrassing for the party itself, with only four seats in its coffer
out of 430 seats it contested on.