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Will Sanjay Singh’s release help the AAP win more votes and make the opposition’s argument against investigating agencies weaker?

Sanjay Singh, the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and member of the Rajya Sabha, was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Tuesday after the probe agency didn’t object. Singh was detained by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Delhi liquor case around six months ago. On Wednesday night, the AAP leader who had been imprisoned was freed. The action is taken barely a few weeks before the April 19 Lok Sabha elections.

Will the AAP get a break before the polls, thanks to Sanjay Singh’s release?
The release of Sanjay Singh coincides with the incarceration of many party officials, including former minister Satyendar Jain, former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Sanjay Singh’s release will thus probably provide the party with much-needed respite at this point, when there are just two weeks till the general elections, as it will increase cadre confidence and help with the election campaign.

It would also be intriguing to see how Sanjay Singh responds to his release and if he makes any significant claims, exposes the opposition, or divulges information about a suspected liquor fraud.

AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh attacked the BJP in a speech hours after his release, claiming it wanted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to step down in order to end free energy, water, and Mohalla clinics in the capital.

Singh also questioned the BJP on the prime minister’s willingness to participate in the investigation in the event that Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab’s police paid him a visit.

Sanjay Singh said that AAP leaders Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, and Satyendar Jain were imprisoned because they wanted to provide Delhi’s women access to free public transport, high-quality healthcare, and free education.

The AAP MP warned the populace to beware of “dictators” who would make them cry, promising that Kejriwal would make them happy and provide them access to quality healthcare and education.

“Listen, if the nation’s ruler can hear me, we are the AAP—a movement created out of a movement. “Your threats will not intimidate us,” Singh said during his address at the AAP headquarters.

“For the first time, I saw tears in Arvind Kejriwal’s wife’s eyes. “The two crore people of Delhi will answer the BJP for these tears,” he said.

“I spent time in jail… (Prime Minister Narendra) ‘Modi ji kaan khol kar suno (listen carefully)’, every leader and volunteer of the AAP stands firmly with Chief Minister Kejriwal,” he said.

Sanjay Singh gave AAP members greater confidence when he said that the party would work harder and that voters would show their support for Kejriwal’s “imprisonment” by casting their ballots in the Lok Sabha elections.

When Sanjay Singh is released, will the accusations of political vendetta against the Centre be less effective?
Since AAP is the only party that can take on the Modi-led BJP, the party has been claiming that the supposed Delhi spirits case is nothing more than a contrived fraud by the investigating agencies acting on orders from the Centre to target Arvind Kejriwal and his administration.

Will the AAP, which is a member of the opposition’s I.N.D.I.A. group, be able to maintain its allegations against the Centre and investigating agencies now that Sanjay Singh has been granted bail?

Following Kejriwal’s detention, the AAP has claimed that additional party leaders will soon be imprisoned and that the Centre seeks to destroy the opposition before the Lok Sabha elections.

The Congress and other opposition parties have also singled out the Centre, not only the AAP.

During an electoral rally, Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of “match-fixing” the next elections.

Speaking on the arrest of the chief minister of Delhi, Rahul Gandhi said that Arvind Kejriwal and the former chief minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren, had been jailed to make sure the opposition could not run for office on an equal basis in the Lok Sabha elections.

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