Kejriwal was attacked during a roadshow in New Delhi’s Moti Nagar area on Saturday. A man wearing a red shirt can be seen climbing atop the open jeep and slapped Kejriwal across the face before he is pulled off the jeep.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday claimed that the attack against him on Saturday was part of a “conspiracy by the BJP.” He said the assault was an insult to the people of the national capital.
The Delhi CM trained his guns on the BJP over the jurisdiction of Delhi Police. “In this country Delhi CM is the only only CM whose security’s responsibility is in the hands of opposition party that is BJP,” he said at a press conference on Sunday.
The Aam Aadmi chief said there are attempts to silence him and this was the 9th attack on him in last 5 years and fifth attack after becoming CM.
“The attack was meant to send a message that whoever raises his voice against Prime Minister Narendra Modi will gface consequesnces,” Kejriwal said. He claimed this was a “clear trait of dictatorship”.
The assailant, identified as Suresh Chauhan, 33, who has a spare-parts business. He was caught by AAP workers around the jeep and handed to the police.
Delhi Police have registered and FIR under Section 323 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) against Suresh Chauhan.
Delhi police spokesperson said Chauhan revealed that he was an AAP supporter. Police claimed that Chauhn had become disenchanted with AAP due to the behaviour of its leaders and was further angered by “distrust of the party in the armed forces.”
AAP has rubbished the police’s claims with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia tweeting that the assailant’s wife has claimed he is a Modi supporter.
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