New Delhi: In a serious lapse of security, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday slapped during a roadshow in the national capital. Also Read - Delhi's Positivity Rate Falls Below 18%, Reports Under 15000 Cases For 3rd Day In A Row
Kejriwal, who was campaigning for party’s candidate in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar area along with party’s candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar, was slapped by a person wearing a maroon colour t-shirt soon after the CM boarded the open jeep to participate in a roadshow. Also Read - Delhi Issues Dedicated Covid Helpline For Hospital-Bed, Emergencies
Soon after not only were questions raised on the motive behind the assault but also on the Delhi Police’s complacency on display. Several leaders cutting across political parties spoke out against the despicable security arrangements for the Delhi CM who was assaulted in full public view in broad daylight.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted,
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the attack and insinuated a political party’s complicity when he tweeted, “Shocking. Unacceptable to use physical violence to make a political point.”
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav too took to Twitter and said:
On the other hand, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill also spoke out against the attack on Delhi chief minister and tweeted, “Condemn the attack on @ArvindKejriwal Ji & more than anything else shows Delhi Police in a very very poor light.”
The attacker has been detained for questioning by the Delhi Police.
Speaking to news agency ANI, brother-in-law of the accused said, “He shares everything with me but had never told me that he’ll do something like this. But he had once told me leaders make tall promises but no one fulfills them. He isn’t affiliated to any political party.”