Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was once again targeted in an ink attack. The incident took place in presence of huge security and media when he was coming out of a residential complex.
Interestingly, it happened a day after he faced severe criticism over his remarks on India’s surgical strike in response to Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Delhi Chief Minister reacted to the ink attack and tweeted, ” Hmmm… God bless those who threw ink at me. I wish them well.”
According to reports, two people have been detained and are being interrogated by the police.
“This incident happened late in the evening at a residential complex when Kejriwal was coming out after meeting his acquaintance. We have detained two persons in this regard,” a police official said.
Sources claim, the people detained are members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). ABVP is a right-wing all India student organisation affiliated to the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Let us tell you that Kejriwal was on Bikaner to attend a condolence meeting at the home of a local leader of his Party when the incident took place.
1. Ink Attack on Arvind Kejriwal
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal was show black flags by activists of a right-wing group for his comments. One of the activists Bajrang Paliwal has been arrested under section 151 of CrPC
2. Ink Attack on Arvind Kejriwal
A young man claiming to be a local leader of the BJP from Ahmednagar in Maharashtra threw ink at Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference in 2013.
3. Ink Attack on Arvind Kejriwal
Eggs and ink were thrown at Arvind Kejriwal during his roadshow in Varanasi in 2014.
4. Ink Attack on Arvind Kejriwal
Kejriwal was punched in the back in the Dakshinpuri area of South Delhi while campaigning during 2014 elections.
5. Ink Attack on Arvind Kejriwal
He was slapped by an auto-rickshaw driver while campaigning in Sultanpuri, north-west Delhi in 2014.
6. Ink Attack on Arvind Kejriwal
An unidentified man threw eggs and a stone at Arvind Kejriwal at a rally in Sultanpur Majra Assembly constituency in 2014.
7. Ink Attack on Arvind Kejriwal
Bhawna Arora, a woman from the Aam Aadmi Party’s breakaway group in Punjab, threw ink on Kejriwal during a rally in Delhi in January this year.
8. Ink Attack on Arvind Kejriwal
A political activist hurled a shoe at Kejriwal during a press conference called by the CM to give out details of phase 2 of the odd-even scheme in the month of April this year.