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normalcy in the country, So these incidents would have been seen as a constitutional crisis. The expectation is that the arrests of people holding constitutional posts should be under the supervision of the court and before that the person should be removed from the post concerned.

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik was arrested by the central agency and made serious allegations against him. Several months have passed since this incident, but the ruling coalition of Maharashtra has retained him as a minister. Because Malik is innocent in the opinion of the coalition and he has been implicated by the central government for political reasons. Now the Central Agency (Enforcement Directorate) has arrested Jitendra Jain, Minister of Aam Aadmi Party Government of Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party has also called it a politically motivated matter. It is said that Jain was made in-charge of its unit of Himachal Pradesh by the party, where assembly elections are going to be held soon. That is why the BJP government at the Center has implicated him. If there was a normal constitutional situation in the country, then these events would have been seen as a kind of constitutional crisis. Because the requirement is that the arrests of people holding constitutional posts should be done on the orders of the court under his supervision and before that the person should be removed from the concerned post. But at present such limits and rules have been wired. Everyone has their own narrative in this, on which the scope for any kind of minimum consensus has been lost. Whereas the general understanding is that no democracy can run without such a consensus.

It is unfortunate that it is not the BJP alone who has played a role in breaking such consensus. The Aam Aadmi Party itself did not take any time to cross the limits of police abuse and dignity as soon as it got power in Punjab. During the last elections in Punjab, when the then Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi was targeted by central agencies, while the Congress called him politically motivated, the Aam Aadmi Party welcomed him as an action against corruption. That is, when the violation of dignity is in your interest, then it seems appropriate to everyone. Otherwise, the memory of the constitution and rules starts coming. Indian democracy has become a victim of this attitude of political parties, whose future prospects are becoming increasingly bleak.

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal is a Senior Journalist at You can follow him on Twitter @sb_0fficial
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