Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal slapped during a roadshow in Moti Nagar

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slapped in Moti Nagar
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slapped in Moti Nagar

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday received a slap from a man during his roadshow in Moti Nagar Area. He was standing on an open jeep when a man jumped up and slapped the leader.

The attacker has been identified as 33-year-old Suresh, a spare parts dealer. He was pulled off from the vehicle by the AAP supporters, later police rescued the man from the thrashing AAP supporters. He has been detained and now police is questioning him for the reason behind the act.

Bharatiya Janata Party blamed for the attack

The Aam Aadmi Party has blamed Bharatiya Janata Party for the attack. "They have created a perception that the only way to take on Arvind Kejriwal is to physically assault him," AAP lawmaker Saurabh Bhardwaj told NDTV.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for the assault.

"Do Modi and Amit Shah want Kejriwal to be murdered? In the five year, they couldn't break his resolve, couldn't defeat him in the elections, now you want to eliminate him, you cowards! This Kejriwal is your end," Manish Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.

The AAP has alleged that it was an "opposition sponsored attack".

The Trinamool Congress also alleged BJP of carrying the attack on Arvind Kejriwal. 

'Cowardly Act'

"Another negligence in the security of CM @ArvindKejriwal. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal got attacked during the roadshow. We condemned this cowardly act. This opposition sponsored attack cannot stop the Aam Aadmi in Delhi," the AAP tweeted.