Up At 6:30, Dal, Sabzi For Lunch, Dinner: Arvind Kejriwal

Up At 6:30, Dal, Sabzi For Lunch, Dinner: Arvind Kejriwal’s Tihar Routine

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Liquor coverage rip-off: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File).

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday turned the fourth member of the AAP (and the fifth opposition chief general) to be incarcerated within the nationwide capital’s Tihar Jail, as political stress between the ruling BJP and its rival INDIA bloc ramps up days earlier than the 2024 Lok Sabha election.

Arvind Kejriwal will probably be in jail until April 15; the ED, which had custody of him since his arrest on March 21 and continues to be investigating his position within the alleged rip-off, stated it could want his custody once more sooner or later.

He will probably be in Tihar’s Jail No 2, along with his ex-deputy, Manish Sisodia in Jail No 1, former Well being Minister Satyendar Jain in Jail No 7, and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh in Jail No 5.

Bharat Rashtra Samithi chief K Kavitha, who can be former Telangana Chief Minister Ok Chandrashekar Rao’s daughter, is in Jail No 6 of the ladies’s part.

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Ms Kavitha is accused of being a part of the ‘south group’ that paid bribes to the AAP to get liquor licenses within the nationwide capital.

Arvind Kejriwal Jail Routine

Mr Kejriwal and the opposite prisoners’ days will start at dawn, which is round 6:30 am this time of the 12 months. The prisoners will get tea and some slices of bread as their breakfast.

After a morning bathe Mr Kejriwal will depart for court docket (if a listening to is scheduled) or sit down for a gathering along with his authorized workforce.

Lunch will probably be between 10:30 and 11 am, and consists of a dal, a sabzi, and 5 rotis or rice.

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Prisoners are then locked of their cells from midday to three pm.

At 3:30 pm they get a cup of tea and two biscuits, and might meet their legal professionals at 4 pm.

An early dinner – the identical as lunch – is at 5:30 pm, after which the prisoners are locked up for the night time by 7 pm.

Arvind Kejriwal Jail Amenities

Mr Kejriwal can watch the tv besides throughout scheduled jail actions, resembling meals and lock-UP. Between 18 and 20 channels, together with information, leisure, and sports activities are allowed.

There are docs and medical workers accessible 24/7 in case of an emergency; Mr Kejriwal, who’s a diabetic, may have common check-ups throughout his imprisonment.

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Mr Kejriwal’s lawyer had requested a particular food plan in view of his sickness.

The Chief Minister – who has thus far run the Delhi authorities from the ED lock-up – can meet members of the family twice every week. Nonetheless, their names should be on an inventory that’s cleared by jail safety.

A request has additionally been made to supply Mr Kejriwal with copies of the Ramayan, Shrimad Bhagvad Gita, and How Prime Ministers Determine – a ebook by journalist Neerja Chowdhury.

Why Was Arvind Kejriwal Arrested?

Mr Kejriwal – labelled a key conspirator by the ED – has been arrested on corruption expenses.

The ED believes the now-scrapped liquor coverage offered an impossibly excessive revenue margin of 185 per cent for retailers and 12 per cent for wholesalers. Of the latter, six per cent – over Rs 600 crore – had been bribes demanded by Mr Kejriwal and the cash was allegedly used to fund ballot campaigns.

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Mr Kejriwal, his colleagues behind bars, and different senior AAP leaders have denied all expenses; they’ve pointed to an investigation that has spanned two years and resulted in no money restoration, and accused the BJP of a “political conspiracy” to discredit the opposition occasion earlier than an election.

The AAP has stated Mr Kejriwal’s arrest was timed to intervene along with his ballot marketing campaign plans.

The opposition has additionally accused the BJP of utilizing investigative companies that report back to the centre – just like the ED and Central Bureau of Investigation – to focus on rival political leaders earlier than the election.

The BJP has firmly dismissed such claims.

Mr Kejriwal, in the meantime, moved the Delhi Excessive Court docket in opposition to his arrest, arguing basic rights had been violated by the company. The court docket issued a discover to the ED and the listening to will resume Wednesday.

Opposition Leaders In Tihar Jail

Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, and Ok Kavitha have all been arrested in reference to the alleged Delhi liquor coverage rip-off that has roiled the AAP and nationwide politics earlier than the election.

Satyendar Jain was arrested in a separate cash laundering case.

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Neither the AAP leaders nor Ms Kavitha have but been convicted; Mr Kejriwal was despatched to jail this morning after spending 10 days within the custody of the Enforcement Directorate.

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A doubtlessly vital level is that Arvind Kejriwal – whose AAP is a key member of the INDIA bloc bidding to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP – is to be lodged in Jail No 2.

That is normally the place convicted people are saved. Prisoners awaiting trial – once more, neither Mr Kejriwal, or his colleagues, or Ms Kavitha – are normally lodged in Jail No 5.

Tihar has a complete of 16 jails and is dwelling to round 20,000 prisoners.

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