Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, has a way of staying in news. Earlier in the day it was heavily popularised that the CM has been issued a non bailable warrant in his defamation case on PM Modi’s graduation degree by a court in Assam. But now it is clear that the AAP leader has been in fact issued a bailable warrant ahead of the upcoming MCD elections for his continued absence in the proceedings of the case which was filed against him last year following his questioning remarks on microblogging site Twitter regarding PM Modi’s graduation degree, commenting that the PM had studied till twelfth standard and the graduation degree produced by him was fake.
Non-Bailable warrant against Kejriwal for questioning 5th pass Modi's degrees! Court involved is from BJP ruled Assam. https://t.co/z1U3FPqBjL
— Kapil (@kapsology) April 11, 2017
Kejriwal’s lawyer had presented the plea in the sessions court Diphu saying he “cannot leave Delhi to attend the court hearing because of the civic election and the nature of his work because he is Chief Minister of Delhi”. It may be noted that the minister and his party are heavily campaigning for the upcoming 23rd April MCD elections in the capital right now. The court however rejected his plea noting his prior absence on January 30th as well and issued a bailable warrant set at INR 10000 against the Delhi CM. The court is set to hear the case again on May 8th.
Arrest warrant is issued against Kejriwal by an Assam Court in a Criminal defamation case. He has to appear there on 8th may.
— Prashant P. Umrao (@ippatel) April 11, 2017
After the debacle in Punjab and Goa all hopes are resting with AAP’s performance in upcoming elections to ensure the party’s survival in national electoral scene.
On the other hand, BJP itself is highly motivated and enthusiastic after the phenomenal UP sweep to win the MCD elections to maintain a unanimous control over the nation capital. It is thus worth noting that the case on Kejriwal was filed by Assam BJP leader Surya Rongphar following his Twitter rant. Mr. Rongphar has been quoted as calling the Twitter statement as “baseless and misleading”.
If Arvind Kejriwal would have won Punjab
– issue arrest warrant against prime minister
– arrest twitter people supporting PM
— अंकित जैन (@indiantweeter) March 16, 2017
The AAP leader and his party have raised questions over the authenticity of Prime Minister’s graduation degree every now and then, and have not let the issue lay dead even after Delhi University’s registrar’s statement declaring the degree authentic. The Twitter has as always divided over the matter with some supporting the PM and rebuking the CM, and some expressing concern over the DU’s refusal to share information regarding this heavily debated conspiracy theory of this election season.