New Delhi, woman, alleging a “CNG scam” in the AAP government, threw ink at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday at a public gathering held 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 Minister Manish Sisodia and the Aam Aadmi Party accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and Delhi Police of conspiring to attack Kejriwal, but union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju expressed dismay over the charges, saying that he was “upset” over the accusations.
Delhi Police denied the allegation and termed them “misconceived and unfounded”.
“Adequate arrangements were in place. As far as the allegations are concerned, these are misconceived and unfounded,” Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said.
He said a case has been registered against the woman.
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 taken place. I have proof. They are involved in a 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 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.”