Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says his car attacked in Ludhiana

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana/New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 29, 2016 13:17 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party retweeted a photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s damaged car. (Twitter)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday his car was attacked in Punjab’s Ludhiana with sticks and stones, causing damage to the vehicle. The Aam Aadmi Party leader was not injured in the attack.

“…Badals n congress nervous? They can’t break my spirits (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted after the incident. A photo retweeted by the AAP’s official handle showed the broken windscreen of Kejriwal’s car and police present at the scene.

The Delhi chief minister earlier visited Boha village in Ludhiana, where two Dalit youth were killed in an alleged fake encounter in 2014. “Terror of Badals is all set to end after one year,” he said to the families of the two.

The attack took place as Kejriwal exited a venue where he interacted with industrialists around 12.20pm. A group of Sikh protestors threw stones at his car.

Kejriwal is in Punjab to campaign for the assembly elections scheduled to be held in 2017.

“The attackers came within an inch of grievously injuring Kejriwal. It was by only God’s grace that he escaped unhurt. In a well orchestrated attack the goons sent by Badals attacked Kejriwal’s car with stones & rods as police stood by,” (sic) AAP leader Ashish Khetan tweeted.

The AAP gave no further details. It was not immediately clear if Kejriwal, who usually sits to the left of the driver, continued with his journey or not.

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