Man slaps Arvind Kejriwal during road show, AAP challenges Delhi Police to prove attacker’s link to party 

Arunima Bajaj  Monday 6th of May 2019 12:16 PM
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Arvind Kejriwal.

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by a man named Suresh Chauhan during his roadshow in Moti Nagar area, on Saturday, while canvassing for his party for the Lok Sabha election.

While referring to the attack as another “negligence” in the security of the chief minister, AAP called it an “opposition-sponsored attack”.

AAP Delhi East candidate Atishi, in a tweet, also said the attack on Kejriwal was an “indicator of levels to which BJP can stoop”.

While supporting Kejriwal, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also said the attack on opposition leaders signals that the Bharatiya Janata Party had lost the Lok Sabha election and have become desperate.

Banerjee, in her tweet, called the attack as “political Vandalism.”

Assailant sent to judicial custody

A day after, the police detained the 33-year-old Chauhan for attacking Kejriwal and he has been classified as a “security threat”. A senior police officer said, “We will keep him in custody for at least two days. It will be a risk letting him off at this stage.”

While denying police accusations that Chauhan was a “former AAP member who organized a few rallies in the past”, party spokesman Saurabh Bharadwaj said, “This is a blatant lie … We have already stated that the attacker’s family, particularly his wife, said he could not tolerate anyone speaking against Modi ji.”

He also added, ““Next lie of the Delhi Police is that this attacker used to organize AAP rallies. I would like to ask the Delhi Police commissioner which rally of our party did he organize? I challenge Delhi Police to put in public domain any supportive documents or evidence that they have to substantiate this wild claim.”




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