Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today slapped by a man during a roadshow in Moti Nagar in New Delhi constituency. Police said the man has been taken into the custody and an investigation into the matter is underway. Kejriwal was atop an open jeep when a man wearing a red t-shirt jumped onto the vehicle and slapped the chief minister.
DCP (West) Monika Bhardwaj said the man has been identified as Suresh, 33, and he deals with spare parts in Kailash Park.
This is not the first time that the AAP chief has been assaulted in full public view. In the year 2014 when Kejriwal was holding a roadshow in Delhi’s Dakshinpuri area, a man climbed on the car and slapped him before being taken down by Kejriwal’s supporters.
Kejriwal was thrown ink at back in 2016 when he was visiting a condolence meet of a local AAP leader in Rajasthan’s Bikaner. The accused arrested was identified as a student leader of ABVP. He had allegedly thrown ink at Kejriwal and called him an ‘anti-national’.
Recently in November 2018, a man threw red chili powder at Arvind Kejriwal after bending down to touch his feet at the Delhi Secretariat. Despite the act getting caught on camera, the Delhi Police had infamously maintained to first probe if the attack was ‘unintentional’ and if the powder just fell out of the man’s shirt pocket instead.