Kejriwal has been quick to see the raids as an opportunity to nominate himself as a national face of the anti-Modi political coalition :
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Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
Mr. Kejriwal’s outburst against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him a “coward” and a “psychopath”, was unbecoming of a serving Chief Minister.
Such bluster makes one wonder whether he sees the irony of questioning an investigation, given the unlimited powers he had sought for a Jan Lokpal.
There is, however, no doubt that Mr. Kejriwal has been quick to see the raids as an opportunity to nominate himself as a national face of the anti-Modi political coalition.
Being in confrontation over a principle of governance with powers greater than himself has been part of Mr. Kejriwal’s strategy of giving his politics a mobilising edge.
And now as the AAP looks to expand its electoral footprint in the Punjab Assembly elections, having politicians from other parties ranged behind him on a series of issues will certainly help.
For its part, even if they had been unaware of the impending raids, the response of BJP spokespersons and Ministers could not have been more self-defeating.
Politically, they have allowed Mr. Kejriwal to take the fight to them on his terms and put them on the defensive — the onus is now on them to explain the federal spirit that informs their equation with Opposition governments in the States.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi coming out of the Patiala House Court in New Delhi on Saturday.
A Delhi court on Saturday granted unconditional bail to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party’s vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case of cheating and misappropriation. Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen granted bail to the Gandhis on furnishing a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 with one surety by each of the Congress leaders.
Former Union Minister A.K. Antony stood surety for Ms. Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for her brother Rahul.
The court also granted bail to other accused in the case — Congress general secretary Oscar Fernandes, party’s treasurer Motilal Vora and the Gandhi family loyalist Suman Dubey — on the same terms and conditions.
Sam Pitroda, another accused in the case, did not appear, and the court granted him exemption from personal appearance for the day on medical grounds. He will have to appear and seek bail on the next date of hearing.