India hits back on US over latest remarks on Arvind Kejriwal arrest – India TV

MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal
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New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs, on Thursday, dubbed the second time remarks of a US official on the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as “unacceptable and unwarranted”. “We had already summoned a senior US diplomat. Any such external imputation to electoral and legal processes is completely unacceptable. In India, legal processes are driven only by the rule of law. Anyone who has a similar ethos, especially fellow democracies, should have no difficulty in appreciating this fact,” MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said in a weekly press briefing.

The statement from New Delhi came as Matthew Miller, a representative from the US State Department, was questioned about India’s reaction to the remarks on Kejriwal’s arrest and the freezing of the Congress party’s bank accounts. The US State Department stated that they are closely monitoring these developments.

“We continue to follow these actions closely, including the arrest of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. We are also aware of the Congress party’s allegations that tax authorities have frozen some of their bank accounts in a manner that will make it challenging to effectively campaign in the upcoming elections. And we encourage fair, transparent and timely legal processes for each of these issues,” Miller said during the presser held on Wednesday.


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