"This not a case where the accused, due to financial inability, is unable to furnish bail bond. The accused is just adamant..."
The sudden development came just after Kejriwal offered his first public apology for abruptly resigning as Delhi's chief minister Feb 14 and sought fresh elections in the capital. Kejriwal made the statement a day after he told Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung not to dissolve the 70-member house so that he could explore the possibility of again forming a minority government.
But a pensive Kejriwal told the media: "The chances of forming a government are almost negligible. In such a situation, holding discussions does not make sense. "We have decided that we will prepare for elections (in Delhi)."
Referring to his resignation after a 49-day stint following his failure to get the Jan Lokpal bill passed, Kejriwal said: "We made a mistake, and I apologize for it." After the December 2013 election produced a hung assembly, the Congress, with eight legislators, extended support to the 28-member AAP to form a minority government. Two independents also backed the AAP, which had fought its first election after its birth the previous year. But the AAP government -- later short of one party member -- was shortlived. Kejriwal resigned after the Congress, BJP and others refused to let the Jan Lokpal bill pass in the house.
Since then, Delhi has been under President's Rule but the assembly was not dissolved. The AAP had earlier petitioned the judiciary to demand fresh elections in Delhi.