The AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by Chauhan during his roadshow in Delhi’s Moti Nagar area on Saturday. The video of the incident also went viral on social media.
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s claim of there being no link between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Suresh Chauhan – the man who attacked him — falls flat as Delhi Police reveal that the latter was an organiser of AAP and had access to senior leaders.
The AAP chief was slapped by Chauhan during his roadshow in Delhi’s Moti Nagar area on Saturday. The video of the incident also went viral on social media. Following the incident, Kejriwal blamed the BJP and alleged that Chauhan is neither an AAP supporter nor had he attended any meeting or function.
However, in the new video, the attacker can be seen donning the trademark AAP cap. He can also be seen standing close to the stage where Kejriwal was speaking. Only a close group member has access to this area.
The Delhi Police said that preliminary interrogation revealed that the person who attacked Kejriwal was a disgruntled AAP supporter. He also used to work as an organiser of its rallies and meetings. He was angry with the party leaders’ statement on the armed forces.
However, Kejriwal refuted the claim and said that the attacker was a “Modi bhakt” and not an AAP supporter.
While the Delhi Police sources, after the investigation, said that it has been established that Chauhan used to work as an organiser for AAP’s rallies and public meetings, he was not a registered worker. He had helped other registered members in several events and that is why he had access to the party’s senior leader.
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Last Updated May 7, 2019, 4:40 PM IST