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WATCH: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Issues First Statement After Man Slaps Him During Moti Nagar Roadshow

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addressed a press briefing a day after the shocking attack on him during roadshow
  • Kejriwal attacked the ruling BJP party in Delhi stating that it was the responsibility of the saffron party to provide adequate security to him as the Chief Minister of the National Capital.

A day after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was slapped during a roadshow in Moti Nagar area of the National Capital, the Aam Aadmi Party addressed a press briefing wherein the party convener spoke about the attack on him.

Speaking at the press briefing, Arvind Kejriwal attacked the BJP party in Delhi stating that it was the responsibility of the saffron party to provide adequate security to him as the Chief Minister of the National Capital.

"Yesterday a man attacked me as soon as my roadshow started. This was the 9th attack on me in the last 5 years and 5th attack after becoming Chief Minister. I don't think in India's 70 years of history, there have been such attacks on any Chief Minister. Leave aside 9 attacks, I don't think, even a single CM has been attacked in this country. In this country, Delhi CM is the only CM whose security's responsibility is in the hands of the opposition party. BJP government is responsible for my security. In other states, the police who are working under them are responsible to take care of their security. But Delhi is the only region where the responsibility for the security of the CM is on the Opposition party that is BJP," Kejriwal said during the press conference. 

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Adding that it was the 9th attack on him in the last five years and fifth attack after he became the CM in 2015, he termed the multiple attacks at him as a 'conspiracy'.

"So if I have been attacked, then the responsibility goes to the BJP party. Why was I attacked, what was the reason - all of these are matters of discussions for later. If I was attacked, it was a mistake or what? But then there's a question that mistake happens once, twice, or thrice, but it does not happen nine times. Then it is believed that it is a conspiracy. It is a deliberate attempt of an attack."

The Delhi Chief Minister was attacked during a roadshow in the national capital. 33-year-old Suresh, who slapped the AAP convener, has been identified as a scrap dealer in the area and a former supporter of the ruling party in Delhi. Reportedly, he slapped Arvind Kejriwal because he was dissatisfied with the behaviour of the party leaders in the national capital. 

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