New Delhi, April 8 (PTI): An unidentified man slapped Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday during a roadshow in the Sultanpuri area of North West Delhi when Kejriwal was shaking hands with his supporters.
Kejriwal, who had been slapped similarly last Friday, has blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party for the latest incient.
His supporters immediately thrashed the attacker, who was an autorickshaw driver wearing an AAP cap. The police later detained the man.
The AAP leader, who was Delhi’s chief minister for 48 days before resigning on February 14, directed his anger at the BJP after Tuesday’s attack.
“I do not understand why do some people resort to violence for becoming the Prime Minister. If you think by attacking us we will keep quite then you are wrong. We will fight this battle till the last breath,” he said.
The AAP leader headed for Rajghat after the incident. “I am going to Rajghat,” he said.
Last Friday, a 19-year-old youth had attacked Kejriwal while he was campaigning in Dakshinpuri area of South Delhi.
The former Chief Minister has been attacked a number of times in the past.
On March 28, a man who claimed to be a supporter of Anna Hazare attacked Kejriwal during his election rally in Haryana.
In Varanasi last week, protesters threw ink on Kejriwal and a number of other party leaders during a roadshow.