Shoe hurled at Kejriwal during rally in Haryana
This is not the first time a shoe was thrown at Delhi CM. Back in April 2016, a shoe was thrown at Kejriwal by a youth during a press conference
A shoe was hurled at Delhi cheif minister Arvind Kejriwal by a man during a rally against demonetisation in Rohtak, Haryana on Sunday, The Indian Express reported. The man was identified as Vikas Kumar, 26, a resident of Dadri district.
Kejriwal later blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the incident on Twitter. The Delhi CM tweeted, “Maine kaha thaa Modi ji kayar hain. Aaj apne chamchon se joota phikwaya. Modiji, hum bhi yeh kar sakte hain, par hamare sanskar/tehzeeb humein ijazat nahin dete."
The incident occurred when Kejriwal started addressing the Tijori Tod, Bhanda Fod rally against demonetisation. Kumar, sitting in the media section, hurled the shoe at Kejriwal which did not reach the stage, the report said. AAP workers overpowered the youth and he was later handed to police at Urban Estate station. Police said they were interrogating the motive behind the act.
This is not the first time a shoe was thrown at Delhi CM. Back in April 2016, a shoe was thrown at Kejriwal by a youth during a press conference.
The AAP has been also been one of the fiercest critics of the centre's demonetisation policy announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. "Mr Modi has demanded 50 days to implement the exercise, but there's no sign of people recovering from its aftershocks," Kejriwal had said on Friday.
At the rally, Kejriwal said Modi had taken money from the Sahara and Birla groups when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, claiming that documents recovered during a raid on the Aditya Birla Group in 2013 stated that Rs 25 crore was to be paid to the Gujarat CM.