Arvind Kejriwal Attacked With Chilli Powder at Delhi Secretariat, Attacker detained
A man threw chilli powder at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal outside his office in the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday, an attack the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) described as “politically motivated” while asserting that the BJP is hatching a conspiracy in collusion with Delhi Police to attack the CM.
Even as the man behind the attack — Anil Kumar Sharma— was detained, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said his party would not be “cowed down” by these “petty tactics” by the BJP.
It is not the first time when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief was targetted despite heavy security around him. In October 2016, a leader of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad or ABVP, a student body linked to the BJP, threw ink at Kejriwal in Rajasthan’s Bikaner.
In January 2016, an AAP rebel had thrown ink at the Chief Minister at a Delhi stadium. In 2014, when Kejriwal was campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in Varanasi, unidentified people splashed ink on him. Eggs were also thrown at his car outside the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
Kejriwal was slapped twice during the 2014 campaigning. One of the attacks had left Kejriwal with a swollen face and eye. He and the AAP have been accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party of colluding with the Delhi police to carry out attacks.