Arvind Kejriwal Says BJP Trying To ‘Finish’ AAP Under ‘Operation Jhaadu’ – News18

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said,  BJP has started 'Operation Jhaadu' so that we don't grow big and become a challenge to them.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said, BJP has started ‘Operation Jhaadu’ so that we don’t grow big and become a challenge to them.

Arvind Kejriwal alleges BJP’s ‘Operation Jhaadu’ aims to stifle AAP, freeze bank accounts. Tension rises after aide’s arrest”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed on Sunday that the BJP is attempting to ‘finish’ AAP under ‘Operation Jhaadu’, alleging that the ruling party at the center doesn’t want it to “grow big and become a challenge for them.”

“Through ‘Operation Jhaadu’, AAP’s big leaders will be arrested, they are being arrested and in the coming days, AAP’s bank accounts will be frozen. ED’s lawyer has already given this statement in court that soon after the election AAP’s bank accounts will be frozen,” the AAP National Convener said.

This allegation comes as AAP plans to take out a demonstration outside BJP headquarters following the arrest of Kejriwal aide Bibhav Kumar. A day earlier, Bibhav was sent to five days in police custody in connection with the alleged assault on Swati Maliwal after a late-night court hearing on Saturday. Kejriwal also alleged that after the election, “they will freeze our accounts, our office will be cleared out and we will be brought to streets.”

“Since I came to power in 2015, how many allegations did they (BJP) raise?… Now they say that a liquor policy scam has happened, and people are asking them if the scam happened, where is the money? In other places when a raid happens, notes and gold are recovered, but here nothing was found. Where is all the money? They (BJP) made fake cases and arrested our people,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

On Saturday, addressing a press conference, Kejriwal accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “playing the game” of sending AAP leaders such as Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, and Sanjay Singh to jail. “They are after our party and sending our leaders in jail one after another… Today you have sent my PA (Bibhav Kumar) to jail,” he said, adding the BJP is saying they will send AAP MP Raghav Chadha and Delhi ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj to jail too. “I along with my MLAs and MPs would go to the BJP office at noon tomorrow so that the prime minister can send anyone he wants to jail,” he said.

The Delhi Police has beefed up security at the BJP headquarters here in view of a protest announced by AAP’s national convenor there on Sunday. The traffic police has also issued an advisory in view of the protest planned outside the BJP office on the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg. “In view of the proposed protest by a political party at DDU Marg Delhi, Traffic will remain heavy at DDU Marg, IP Marg, Minto Road and Vikas Marg. DDU marg may be closed for traffic movement between 11 am to 2 pm. Kindly avoid these roads and plan your journey accordingly,” the traffic police in a post on X. A senior police officer said security at the BJP headquarters has been heightened as a precautionary measure. “An adequate number of police personnel has been deployed and the area has been barricaded,” said the police officer.

(With agency inputs)

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