Men carrying BJP flags attack Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Slamming Delhi Police, Aam Aadmi Party has blamed “BJP goons” for the attack. Though the vehicle’s rear view mirror was broken, the party said, Kejriwal was saved by his security personnel

NH Web Desk

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's car was on Friday February 7, allegedly attacked by a mob armed with sticks in Narela, an official in the Chief Minister's Office said.

Nobody was hurt, he said.

A group of about 100 men tried to stop Kejriwal's car and attacked it with sticks.

The incident occurred when Kejriwal had gone to the outer Delhi locality to inaugurate development works in 25 colonies, he said.

Aam Aadmi Party has blamed BJP workers for the attack, and said the vehicle’s rear view mirror was broken but Kejriwal was saved by his security personnel. The party has criticised the Delhi police for failing to provide security to the chief minister.

Pertinently, the CM's office had in January 2019 reportedly received a call from a person informing about the threat of a possible attack on him. The call had come close on heels of an email that was sent to Kejriwal's office threatening to kidnap the CM's daughter. The accused was later arrested by a team of the Special Cell from Bihar's Motihari after his IP address was tracked.

In November 2018, a man had thrown chilli powder on the 50-year-old Chief Minister outside his office in the Delhi Secretariat.

During the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign, when his roadshow was passing through Dakshinpuri area of south Delhi, a man had slapped and punched Kejriwal.

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