Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal was assaulted again today by a person in Delhi’s Moti Nagar area during his election roadshow for the Lok Sabha 2019 elections.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by a man wearing a crimson coloured shirt while he was waving to the people gathered to see his roadshow in Delhi. The attacker lunged at the Delhi CM and delivered a resounding slap to him in the Moti Nagar of New Delhi as the AAP supremo was passing through the area in his roadshow.
DCP (West) Monica Bhardwaj has said that the assaulter has been identified as Suresh and he deals in spare parts in Kailash Park area.
It has now emerged that the man who assaulted Arvind Kejriwal has claimed that he is an AAP supporter. According to an India Today report, Suresh, the man who assaulted Kejriwal is in police custody and is being interrogated. During interrogation, Suresh has revealed that he is an AAP supporter.
Suresh has been taken to Moti Nagar police station and he, who slapped Arvind Kejriwal, told the police during interrogation that he is an AAP supporter.
This is not the first time that AAP chief has been assaulted in public. He has been assaulted in public several times in the past. The assaults on AAP chief particularly aggravates around election campaigning. In 2014 too, Kejriwal was attacked several times when he was campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.
A few months ago, Kejriwal was attacked with chilli powder. However, the lawyer of the accused person had stated that the attack was orchestrated by AAP leaders. Recently, rumour had surfaced on social media that Arvind Kejriwal has been beaten up by his own MLAs in his residence.