Hours after Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal was slapped during a roadshow on Saturday, May 4, political leaders across the spectrum expressed their solidarity with the leader and questioned the security arrangement in the national capital.
Among various leaders expressing their concern and questioning the central government for the security arrangements in Delhi was former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav who took to Twitter and said that 'they will fight against the forces that are spreading hate'.
He added: "I strongly condemn the attack on Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during his roadshow. We have to think why some people want to spread violence in the Republic of India and want to change its status. We(Opposition) will fight the elements that are spreading hatred and will win."
On Saturday, Kejriwal was holding the roadshow in favour of New Delhi AAP candidate Brijesh Goyal contesting from the Lok Sabha seat. The AAP chief stood on the car waving at the crowd when a man came and slapped Kejriwal on his face. The assaulter was immediately caught by AAP workers.
Taking to Twitter, the party blamed the Central government for lack of security since security comes under the ambit of Central government in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. AAP leader Sanjay Singh also questioned if the Centre is waiting for a big attack on the Delhi CM before ensuring safety.
Opposition leaders from various political parties have condemned the incident and blamed the Narendra Modi-led Central government for lapses in security measures.