Delhi minister and Aam party convenor Aadmi Arvind Kejriwal said today he does not need to respond to leaked videos of his minister allegedly enjoying prison privileges, as “the people will respond. ” in upcoming civics agency polls.
“The MCD elections are getting pretty clear, it’s 10 BJP videos compared to Kejriwal’s 10 guarantees. Let’s wait until December 4th, the people of Delhi will give the answer to all those videos. “, he said, soon after another video of Delhi Chief Minister Stayendar Jain chatting with guests and meeting the prison warden currently suspended in his cell surfaced.
Mr Kejriwal had previously defended Mr Jain, saying his treatment in prison was according to regulations.
“There is no VVIP facility in prison for Satyendar Jain. All he gets is according to the instructions of the prison. The man is eating roti, you ask why is he eating roti. This is the kind of thing. What’s the politics?” Mr. Kejriwal said at an NDTV town hall.
AAP has backed up against the wall as BJP leaders flood social media with security camera footage almost every day to bolster their allegation that AAP, the anti-corruption rallying organization and ‘VIP treatment’, in fact do the same thing. They allege Mr Jain enjoyed privileges pending trial.
In earlier videos, Jain was massaged by a man in his cell, massaged his feet and body, and chatted with other inmates, none of whom were allowed inside. He was also seen eating a fruit salad, making a complaint about the quality of the food in the prison being questioned.
In video leaked today, Mr Jain is seen relaxing in bed when three plainclothes people visit him. A few minutes later, Ajit Kumar, the warden of prison number seven at the time, entered and interacted with Mr Jain while the rest of them walked out.
The clips began appearing days after the Director of Enforcement accused Mr Jain, who was arrested in a money-laundering case, of special treatment in Tihar Prison. Allegations of “VIP treatment” led to the transfer of at least 12 Tihar prison officials in addition to the Superintendent (the prisons), Sandeep Goel.
Mr Jain has been in prison since June. A Delhi court denied his bail request last week.
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