Ink throwing is Anna-Arvind fight: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal should not blame them for incidents like ink throwing at a press conference since what happened is the outcome of a slugfest between Kejriwal and his guru Anna Hazare.
"BJP does not believe in such politics. It was a slugfest between Anna the guru and him," said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar here, referring to the incident in which the ink thrower had identified himself as a BJP worker.
He said Anna has accused Kejriwal of misusing his funds and name.
Earlier, AAP architect Arvind Kejriwal said he 'forgave' the man who threw black ink on him during their press conference here.
The man, who threw black ink on Kejriwal, was identified as Nachiketa. He claimed himself to be a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist.
"I forgive Nachiketa. I have no ill will against him. He seems to have some misconceptions abt us," Kejriwal tweeted.
The BJP distancing itself from the man said he is a former member of the party.
"Mr. Nachiketa was a former BJP member and was working with IT cell some 3 year ago. Since then has been active with Anna movement and India against corruption for the last 2 years and is currently not a Maharashtra IT cell member. He is from Anna Hazare's Tehsil and has contested election against BJP official candidate. We condemn such acts," BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said in a statement a day ago.
A chaos broke out at the press conference of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in New Delhi on Monday with black ink being thrown at party chief Arvind Kejriwal by Nachiketa.
The press conference was called by Kejriwal to respond to social activist Anna Hazare's letter in which he had demanded to know whether funds meant for the Jan Lokpal movement were being misused by the AAP for the campaigning of the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.
Kejriwal on Saturday filed his nomination papers for the Delhi polls.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and BJP's chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan had filed their respective nomination papers three days ago.
Kejriwal will be contesting against Dikshit and BJP's Vijender Gupta from New Delhi constituency (previously, Gole Market constituency).
Delhi will go to polls on Dec 4. Results will be declared on Dec 8.
(Posted on 19-11-2013)