Arvind Kejriwal defends arrested Delhi’s health minister

Defending Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain who has been arrested in a money laundering case, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he is a hardcore patriot and an honest person and the allegations against him are “completely false’.

During a media briefing, the AAP supremo alleged that Jain’s arrest by Enforcement Directorate on Monday was carried out due to political reasons and asserted he would come out clean in the case eventually.

“We are hardcore patriots. We consider corruption a betrayal to the country. We can die but cannot betray our country,” Kejriwal said.

Citing the recent case of Punjab, he said that state Health Minister Vijay Singla was sacked over graft charges. He was arrested shortly, with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann asserting his government has zero-tolerance for corruption.