New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A woman, alleging a “CNG scam” in the AAP government, threw ink at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday at a public gathering here to mark the “success” of the odd-even traffic restriction scheme but missed him.
Kejriwal, who was speaking at the Chhatrasal Stadium, in north Delhi, remained unruffled. Police detained the woman.
Deputy Chief Minster Manish Sisodia and the Aam Aadmi Party accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Delhi Police of conspiring to attack Kejriwal, but union Minister of State Home Kiren Rijiju expressed dismay over the charges, saying that he was “upset” over the accusations.
The woman, who identified herself as Bhawna Arora from the Aam Aadmi Party’s breakaway group in Punjab, managed to reach near the stage to fling the ink.
“A very big scam has happened. I have proof. They have done CNG scam,” she said.
Kejriwal asked the police officials, who were seen taking the woman away, to “let her go”.
“She is talking about a scam. Take papers from her. Let her go,” he said.
Sisodia alleged it was a “conspiracy” to attack Kejriwal and his ministers.
“There was no security provided by Delhi Police. It is a conspiracy by the BJP and Delhi Police is also involved in it,” Sisodia said after the incident.
“Who will take the responsibility if any woman or man throws acid at Delhi’s chief minister where thousands of people are sitting. What if a bomb goes off,” he asked.
The AAP said: “At a time when the Delhi Police claimed to be on a high alert after ‘fidayeen’ attack in Pathankot, it is unimaginable that in this state of alertness, an ordinary woman easily breaches the security cordon of the Delhi Police and attacks Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal without connivance of Delhi Police officials.”