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"They Want To Kill Me", Says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Following The Chilli Attack

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Following the chilli attack on Delhi's Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, he said its a conspiracy to kill him
  • This is the fourth attack on Kejriwal within two years

Pertaining to the chilli attack on Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, he stated that a conspiracy schemed against him to kill him.

On November 20, Kejriwal was attacked by a man with chilli powder, responding to which he said, "For the last two years, there have been four attacks, thus these attacks are planned and done. They want to kill me."

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He further added that the ploy is designed following the hard work that only his party, the Aam Aadmi Party has done for Delhi, "The work that our party has done in Delhi, have not been done in years thus they want to attack us. This is a conspiracy. I will work for my country till my last breath."

The CCTV footage acquired by Republic TV shows that, in the 8-second clip, the Delhi Chief Minister can be seen speaking to his would-be attacker at a lobby area before entering into a room (reportedly his office). There are also a number of other people around them. After Kejriwal speaks to the attacker, he bends down to touch Kejriwal's feet. At this point Kejriwal makes to move away and enter the doorway. This is when the attacker pounces and plants a palmful of chilli powder on the Delhi CM's face, knocking his glasses askew even as the people around them restrain him

Earlier on Wednesday Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that the BJP leadership had knowledge of the attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the opposition party wants the latter eliminated to stop him from working for the people.

Ever since Kejriwal has stepped into public life, he has been a recipient of attacks.

Back in 2016 October, two activists spilled ink on the Chief Minister for his comments on surgical strikes by the army on Pakistan.  In April 2016, a shoe was thrown on Kejriwal while he was addressing a press conference. In March 2016, his car was pelted with stones, breaking his windshield. In January 2016 Kejriwal was a recipent of ink attack, smeared by a woman in a public gathering. And back in April 2014, he was slapped by an autorickshaw driver at a roadshow, where the AAP leader sustained minor eye injury.  

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