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An election opens up: Kejriwal's bail and other straws in the wind

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File image of AAP convenor Kejriwal after being released from Tihar jail | (Photo: PTI)

Bharat Bhushan New Delhi
Will Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's walk out of Tihar Central Jail prove to be as historic as Babu Jagjivan Ram and H N Bahuguna's walk away from Indira Gandhi’s Congress after she lifted the Emergency and announced elections? That day, February 3, 1977, a strong signal went out that Indira Gandhi could be defeated.

The interim bail granted to Kejriwal indicates that the Modi regime does not control all institutional outcomes. The two-judge bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dipankar Datta – has shown that the judiciary can act independently. In upholding civil liberties in the face of a
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First Published: May 13 2024 | 10:49 AM IST

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