It has been reported that Mr. Arvind Kejriwal has been ‘punched’ in the back, during a campaigning rally in Delhi. The attacker has also been reported to have been thrashed by the supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party, before he was taken into police custody.
NDTV reports that Mr. Kejriwal suffered the punch on his back in the Dakshinpuri locality of South Delhi, wherein he was carrying out a campaigning rally.
Attacker thrashed by AAP supporters
Reports also say that the attacker has been hit by the supporters of Kejriwal before handing over to the police. He was “beaten up” before the police took him away.
Kejriwal however pleaded his supporters not to resort to such acts in the future. He said on Twitter that – “If we ever become violent, the movement wud be finished. So, pl pl pl, in future, if anyone hits us including me, we shud be nice to him, (sic).”
Earlier attacks on Kejriwal
Kejriwal has had to constantly face attacks in the recent times, after he resigned as the Chief minister of Delhi, and started campaigning for his party for the forthcoming elections to the Lok Sabha. He is contesting from the seat of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, the same constituency from which Mr. Narendra Modi of BJP is also aspiring to enter the Lok Sabha.
The former chief minister was attacked in Varanasi as miscreants tried to pour ink and Mobil during the public campaign. Similarly he was attacked in the neck in Haryana, by a violent person who climbed to his jeep during the campaign, after which he was again hit by the AAP supporters.