The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has once again taken to the streets to protest against the unjust arrest of its leaders, Shri Manish Sisodia and Shri Satyendar Jain, by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED). In a show of solidarity, AAP leaders, led by Delhi State Convenor Shri Gopal Rai, gheraoed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi.
Speaking to the media, Shri Gopal Rai said, “The people of Delhi and the entire country are protesting against BJP’s undemocratic behaviour. The nation is furious after the arrest of Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain. The Modi Government is using the CBI and ED to crush AAP.”
Shri Rai stated that the targeted way that the BJP Govt is protecting the corrupt and using the government agencies to attack and arrest the leaders of the AAP is to destroy the party itself.
On the occasion of Shri Manish Sisodia’s bail hearing, Shri Gopal Rai said, “Today, all of Delhi is working under the leadership of Shri Arvind Kejriwal, but the absence of Shri Sisodia and Shri Jain saddens us all.”
Shri Gopal Rai highlighted the fact that this was not the first time that Shri Manish Sisodia had been in jail. He stated that the AAP started from Jantar Mantar and is now a national party. “They arrested Shri Arvind Kejriwal and Shri Manish Sisodia during the protests back then. Many times we have seen the walls of jails, we have faced lathis, we have fought many cases against us in courts. For our society and country, we are ready to take lathis and go to jail 100 more times,” he said.
He attacked the Modi Government, saying that the Prime Minister and his Government are engaged in a conspiracy to use the CBI and ED to finish off the AAP. “If they are set on destroying democracy, then the AAP is determined to save democracy. This fight will go on,” he said.
He urged everyone to raise their voice against the Modi Government’s tyranny, saying, “10 lakh people of Delhi have raised their voice against the unjust arrest of Shri Manish Sisodia and Shri Satyender Jain and demanded their release.”