Sanjay Singh Granted Bail: AAP Says Truth Always Wins, BJP Leader Hits Back

Sanjay Singh, a close aide to Arvind Kejriwal, was granted bail in a corruption case by the Delhi High Court.

Gobind Arora
Published on: 2 April 2024 11:34 AM GMT
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In a significant development, Sanjay Singh, a close associate of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, was granted bail on Tuesday by the Delhi High Court in a corruption case. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) welcomed the court's decision, terming it a victory of truth and justice.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, hit back at the AAP, claiming that the bail order exposed the party's repeated accusations of political vendetta by central agencies.

Singh, who is the AAP's national spokesperson, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2018 on charges of alleged irregularities in the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) manpower supply scam. He had been in jail since then.

The AAP has consistently maintained that Singh is innocent and that his arrest was politically motivated. The party has accused the BJP-led central government of misusing central probe agencies to target its leaders.

Reacting to the bail order, AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the truth had prevailed. "Satyameva Jayate (Truth alone triumphs)," Sisodia tweeted.

Another AAP MLA, Saurabh Bhardwaj, said that the bail order was a slap on the face of the BJP government. "The BJP government used central agencies to harass our leaders. Today, the court has exposed their lies," Bhardwaj said.

The BJP, however, took a swipe at the AAP, claiming that the bail order did not negate the charges against Singh.

"The AAP cannot claim that they are being targeted by the central government anymore. The court has only granted bail, it has not given a clean chit to Sanjay Singh," BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said.

Bhatia said that the AAP should now focus on answering the charges against Singh instead of making baseless allegations.

The Congress also reacted to the development, saying that the court's order should not be seen as a political victory for any party.

"The court's order is a legal matter. It should not be politicized," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

Singh's bail comes as a shot in the arm for the AAP ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. The party is hoping to make inroads into both these states.

It remains to be seen how the bail order will impact the political narrative in the coming days. However, one thing is clear: the battle between the AAP and the BJP is set to intensify in the run-up to the next general election.

Gobind Arora

Gobind Arora

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