AAP Claims Conspiracy After Arvind Kejriwal Slapped At Roadshow

An AAP supporter slapped Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow on Saturday because he was dissatisfied with the behaviour of the party leaders, said police officials.

“An enquiry by a DCP-level officer has been ordered to enquire as to how this person was allowed to be in the reception or proximate group,” Anil Mittal, Additional PRO (Delhi Police) said.

Kejriwal was atop an open jeep when a man wearing a red t-shirt jumped onto the vehicle and slapped the chief minister before being pulled off the jeep.

“Today, he was wearing a cap (which he later took off) and scarf of the AAP, and was in the reception group of the CM. No one objected to him being there as he had been an organiser for the party. He was standing near the front right tyre of the Gypsy. He took off the scarf, climbed the bonnet and attempted to assault the CM,” Delhi Police said in its statement.

According to sources, the 33-year-old man, identified as Suresh, who is a scrap dealer in the area, has been a supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party and used to work as an organiser of the party’s rallies and meetings.

This was not the first time when the Chief Minister was publicly assaulted. On 20 November, Kejriwal was attacked by a man armed with chilli powder outside the Chief Minister’s Office at the Delhi Secretariat.

A man identified as Anil Kumar Hindustani attacked Kejriwal inside the Delhi Secretariat around two in the afternoon when the chief minister was leaving for lunch. He was taken into custody, as well.

No FIR has been registered in the matter as police did not receive any complaint. However, AAP has alleged that the BJP was behind the “cowardly act”.

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