Arvind Kejriwal assaulted during Haryana road show, attacker held
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was Friday evening assaulted by an unidentified man during his road show in Charkhi Dadri town of Haryana's Bhiwani district, witnesses said. The attacker has been apprehended.
The man climbed the open jeep on which Kejriwal was travelling and tried to hit him during the road show in Charkhi Dadri, about 125 km from New Delhi.
The former Delhi chief minister was hit near his neck, but he was not injured.
The attacker was immediately pinned down by Aam Aadmi Party supporters and beaten up. He was taken away by police who were present at the spot.
Kejriwal Friday begun his three-day road show through Haryana.
The AAP leader, who seemed to be caught completely unawares by the attack, took to the mike and urged AAP supporters not to hit the attacker.
However, the man was given a sound thrashing by the crowd before police whisked him safely away.
Haryana Police had made elaborate security arrangements for the AAP road show but the attacker was able to reach near Kejriwal after mingling with the crowd.
The AAP has fielded candidates in all 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Haryana, which go to the polls April 10.
The party has focussed a lot on Haryana for the general elections after its good showing in December's assembly elections in Delhi.
(Posted on 28-03-2014)