Aam Aadmi Party supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made a public appearance after a long time today during the release of AAP Manifesto for 2019 General Elections. He had been missing in action since past few days and he didn’t even accompany any of his party leaders when they went to file their nominations. However, two days back social media was abuzz with rumours that AAP MLAs got fed up of his abusive behaviour and beat him up.
While AAP never officially confirmed or denied Kejriwal being beaten up, Twitterati decided to take it upon themselves to look for signs on assault on Kejriwal as he addressed the media today. Twitter users pointed out that Kejriwal’s nose appears a little swollen which could mean he was indeed beaten up.
केजरीवाल जी की नाक पकौड़े जैसी फूली फूली लग रही है, क्या ये पहले से है या मारपीट वाली खबर सच्ची थी? pic.twitter.com/nANXd4aryo
— Mr Sinha (@MrSinha_) April 25, 2019
Twitter users even shared ‘before and after’ pictures of the time when Kejriwal had gone missing in action to show that he indeed has a broken nose.
पहली तस्वीर 16 अप्रैल की है
दूसरी तस्वीर आज की है
दूसरी तस्वीर ध्यान से देखो नाक के ऊपरी हिस्से में चोट का निशान है और ऐनक का फ्रेम भी बदला हुआ है मतलब @KapilMishra_IND जी की बात बिल्कुल सच है अच्छी कंबल कुटाई हुई है केजरीवाल की @TajinderBagga @mssirsa pic.twitter.com/vk27sJrZe1
— मैं भी चौकीदार (@RajBaghla4) April 25, 2019
Apparently, vigilant Twitterati were also able to notice a difference in frames of his spectacles, which fuelled speculations that he got his frame changed after his old pair of glasses broke when he was allegedly beaten up. Another Twitter user zoomed in to a terrifying degree to prove that Kejriwal had scratches on his nose where he was reportedly punched allegedly by his own MLAs.
I can see a few scratches as well… Apparently, that’s where he was punched ?? pic.twitter.com/dDI3mnLvme
— Ranjit Thakur (@RanjitThakur1) April 25, 2019
Many also expressed relief that he had stepped out of the house after so many days.
Kejriwal sir has finally stepped out from his house after days. Seems he has recovered after getting beaten black and blue by his own MLAs.
— Chowkidar Devika (@Dayweekaa) April 25, 2019
While OpIndia could not independently verify whether Kejriwal was beaten up by his own MLAs, we sure were glad that he appeared hale and hearty and that he even had a new pair of glasses.