A group of about 100 men tried to stop Kejriwal’s car and attacked it with sticks. The incident occurred when Kejriwal had gone to the outer Delhi locality to inaugurate development works in 25 unauthorised colonies.
The AAP has blamed BJP workers for the attack, and said the vehicle’s rear view mirror was broken but Kejriwal was saved by his security personnel.
“This is a proof that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was attacked by the goons of BJP. Can Delhi Police please tell us when these goons will be arrested?” AAP said in a tweet on its official handle.
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 8, 2019
This is not the first time that Kejriwal has been attacked.
In November 2018, a man threw chilli powder on the 50-year-old Chief Minister outside his office in the Delhi Secretariat. Delhi Police later found the attacker was “unstable and incoherent”.
Kejriwal has been attacked with ink and slippers in the past.
Kejriwal was also slapped during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign by a man in Delhi. His roadshow was passing through Dakshinpuri area of south Delhi when the man climbed on to the open in which Kejriwal was travelling. The man then slapped and punched Kejriwal.
Prior to that, a man had punched and tried to slap Kejriwal during a roadshow in Haryana.
An ink attack was also carried out at Kejriwal in Varanasi ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Eggs were also hurled at his car in the holy city, where he had contested the elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The CM’s office had in January 2019 received a call from a person informing about the threat of a possible attack on the CM. Though the person did not identify himself, he said that he was calling from west Delhi’s Vikaspuri.
The call came close on heels of an email that was sent to Kejriwal’s office threatening to kidnap the CM’s daughter. The accused was later arrested by a team of the Special Cell from Bihar’s Motihari after his IP address was tracked.
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