DELHI Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by a man during a roadshow in Moti Nagar in the New Delhi constituency, prompting a strong reaction from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which alleged the BJP was behind the “cowardly act”. Police said the man has been taken into the custody and an investigation into the matter is underway.
Kejriwal was on an open jeep when a man wearing a red t-shirt jumped onto the vehicle and slapped the Chief Minister before he was pulled off the jeep. DCP (West) Monika Bhardwaj said the man has been identified as Suresh, 33, and he deals in spare parts in Kailash Park area. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia slammed the BJP after the incident.
“Do Modi and Amit Shah want Kejriwal to be murdered?” Sisodia tweeted, attacking the Prime Minister and the BJP chief. He said the BJP could not break the morale of Kejriwal and could not defeat him in elections in five years despite putting in all its might.