The Supreme Court of India granted interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, till June 1, allowing him to campaign in the ensuing parliament election, on Friday .

National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) , Kejriwal was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his alleged involvement in ‘Delhi Excise Policy Scam” on March 21 and was lodged in the Tihar jail.   

He had applied for the bail to allow him to campaign in the ensuing parliament election. Elections in Delhi will be held in the sixth phase on May 25. The AAP is contesting in four of the seven seats as part of a seat-sharing arrangement with INDIA bloc partner Congress.

Arrested in a money-laundering case linked to the alleged excise policy scam, Kejriwal will have to surrender and go back to jail on June 2. June 1 is the last day of the seven-phase elections. The votes will be counted on June 4.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita on Friday hailed the Supreme Court’s decision granting interim bail to her husband as a “victory of democracy” and said the relief is the result of prayers and blessings of millions of people.

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