‘India doesn’t need a lesson’: Dhankhar after US, Germany and UN’s comments on Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal arrest: Following comments from the US, Germany and the United Nations on the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a money laundering case linked to the alleged liquor policy scam, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said India does not need this. A lesson from someone on the rule of law. His comments come in the backdrop of the Aam Aadmi Party’s protest rally to be held on Sunday against the alleged misuse of central agencies by the ruling BJP.

Speaking at an event organized by the Bar Association, VP Dhankhar said, “India is a democracy with a strong judicial system. It cannot be compromised by any individual or any group. India does not need to take lessons from anyone on the rule of law.” Is.”

Amid the ongoing controversy over Kejriwal’s arrest, India summoned the deputy chief of mission and a senior US ambassador to Germany. Rumors were spreading that a US State Department official said that Washington supported Kejriwal’s legal team in a swift, fair and transparent manner. On March 23, India expressed strong objection to the comments of the German Foreign Ministry on the arrest of the Delhi Chief Minister.

The Vice President also took a dig at the opposition, saying that those who thought they were beyond the system were now being held accountable. Dhankhar said, “Some people thought that we are above the law, free from the law. This has been demolished… Those who thought that we are beyond the law, the law is behind them.”

Speaking at an event organized at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), the Vice President said that the law is holding him responsible. “But what we see – as soon as the law does its job, they come out on the streets, having high decibel arguments, hiding the culprits of the worst nature of human rights abuses,” he was quoted as saying by news agency.