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Supreme Court grants temporary bail to opposition leader Arvind Kejriwal

The Supreme Court gave temporary bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a graft case on Friday, allowing him to campaign in the ongoing general elections.

The Enforcement Directorate arrested Kejriwal, a key opposition leader, on March 21 in connection with corruption allegations related to Delhi’s liquor policy.

Kejriwal has been in pre-trial detention since April 1, and his wife Sunita has stepped in to campaign for his decade-old party in his absence.

India began voting on April 19 and elections to more than half the total 543 seats were completed with the third phase on May 7. The national capital territory will vote on May 25.

Voting concludes on June 1 and counting is set for June 4.

(Inputs from Reuters)

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