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Court: No Exceptions for Kejriwal

Court: No Exceptions for Kejriwal

The Supreme Court clarified on Thursday that it hadn't made any exceptions for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in granting him interim bail until June 1 for campaigning in the Lok Sabha elections. 

During a hearing on Kejriwal's petition challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate, Justice Sanjiv Khanna emphasized that critical analysis or criticism of the judgment was welcome, indicating openness to different viewpoints.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta objected to Kejriwal's reported comments suggesting he wouldn't return to jail if people voted for his party AAP. 

Mehta emphasized the court's order stating that it was clear and should be respected. He expressed dismay at Kejriwal's remarks considering them disrespectful to the judicial system.

In response, Justice Khanna reiterated that the court's order was explicit and not subject to interpretation or exceptions. 

He emphasized the importance of upholding the rule of law and respecting the court's directives. Mehta reiterated his objections asserting that Kejriwal's comments undermined the judiciary's authority.