Woman throws ink at Delhi CM Kejriwal, AAP calls it BJP conspiracy

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 17, 2016 22:31 IST
A woman threw ink on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Not in Picture) during the thanks giving event of odd-even scheme at Chhatrasal stadium in Delhi, India, 17 January, 2015 on Sunday. (Sanjeev Verma /HT Photo)

A woman threw ink at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during his address at a thanksgiving rally on the 15-day trial of traffic rationing measures in the national capital on Sunday. She was detained immediately after the incident.

The woman, who said her name was Bhawana, claimed to be a part of the Aam Aadmi Sena’s Punjab unit and was protesting over a “CNG scam”, an eyewitness told a television news channel. “There has been a huge CNG scam. These people are responsible for the scam. I have proof,” the woman said.

“Let her go, leave her. Whenever something good happens in Delhi, this is what happens,” Kejriwal said as police officers present at the scene rounded her up after the attack.

Party leader Manish Sisodia alleged that the ink attack was a BJP conspiracy and the Delhi Police was part of it.

Addressing a press conference after the incident, the deputy chief minister said, “ there was no security provided by Delhi Police, it is a conspiracy by BJP.”

He also said that the BJP wants to take advantage of such situations to attack Arvind Kejriwal and his whole cabinet.

Kejriwal had earlier invited Delhiites to the ceremony at the Chhatrasal Stadium on Sunday to “thank them for the success of the odd-even trial”.

This is not the first time Kejriwal has been attacked in public. In 2014, he was slapped by a man during a roadshow in Sultanpuri area of northwest Delhi. This was the second such attack on Kejriwal in April 2014.

On March 28 2014, Kejriwal was hit on his neck by a man claiming to be a supporter of Anna Hazare in Haryana.

The AAP leader and some of his colleagues were victims of an ink attack in Varanasi in March 2014, where he had challenged the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections. An egg was also hurled at his car outside the famous Vishwanath temple on the same day.


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