Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused the Centre of “harassing” Aam Aadmi Party and his government for doing good work.
“Gulab gets bail today. FIR agnst Imran quashed by Del HC yesterday. What purpose is srved? Centre harassing us bcoz Del govt doing gud work (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted after a court granted bail to AAP MLA and incharge of Gujarat affairs Gulab Singh Yadav, arrested in extortion case.
AAP leader Ashish Khetan said the Delhi High Court has also quashed an FIR against Delhi Minister Imran Hussain in an extortion case.
Khetan said of the 14 AAP MLAs arrested, only one case is such that there was a trial against legislator Akhilesh Pati Tripathi in which he was acquitted.
“The rest of the cases MLAs were given bail.
“During the emergency, there is a un-declared emergency in Delhi. For every small reason, an AAP MLA is arrested and this has become a motive of the Delhi Police. The Anti-Corruption Bureau, which reports to Ministry of Home Affairs. Now CBI is unleashed upon us. There is no parallel of harassment of any government like this,” Khetan added.
Buoyed by two favourable developments in as many days, AAP supporters were quick to take to social media take potshots at Delhi Police. The hashtag #ModiPoliceSlapped became a top Twitter trend with AAP supporters highlighting how the cops in the national capital had been routinely harassing their leaders on alleged trumped up charges.
Here are some reactions;
How many Media channels discussed #ModiPoliceSlapped for arresting AAP MLAs in flase cases? NONE… Bcoz they r paid & fear Modi.
— Kapil (@kapsology) October 20, 2016
— Narendra Yadav (@INarendra7) October 20, 2016
No other police force in India been slapped and flogged by Courts like Del Police bcause of flimsy cases agnst AAP MLAs #ModiPoliceSlapped
— Dhiraj (@AAPlogical) October 20, 2016
AAP is doing good work in education, healthcare & growing fastlly in India that's y @AmitShah is trying to stop AAP.
— Nadeem Ram Ali ?? Ghulam E Riaz Aftab (@NadeemRamAli) October 20, 2016
— Keshava (@Kumar_Ke5hav) October 20, 2016
— Aarti (@aartic02) October 20, 2016
— Rajesh Sharma ?? (@beingAAPian) October 20, 2016