New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was assaulted by a man while he was atop a vehicle, waving and greeting the crowd during his roadshow in the Moti Nagar area. Also Read - Delhi's Positivity Rate Falls Below 18%, Reports Under 15000 Cases For 3rd Day In A Row
The incident took place on Saturday. A man clad in a red shirt can be seen climbing on top of the vehicle and swinging his arms at the Delhi chief minister. Also Read - Delhi Issues Dedicated Covid Helpline For Hospital-Bed, Emergencies
The attacker has reportedly been detained by the Delhi Police.
This is not the first time that the Aam Aadmi Party national convener has been assaulted in full public view. Kejriwal was thrown ink at back in 2016 when he was visiting a condolence meet of a local AAP leader in Rajasthan’s Bikaner. The accused arrested was identified as a student leader of ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, a student body linked to the BJP). He had allegedly thrown ink at Kejriwal and called him an ‘anti-national’.
Recently in November 2018, a man threw red chili powder at Arvind Kejriwal after bending down to touch his feet at the Delhi Secretariat. Despite the act getting caught on camera, the Delhi Police had infamously maintained to first probe if the attack was ‘unintentional’ and if the powder just fell out of the man’s shirt pocket instead.