A man hurled a shoe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while he was addressing a press conference in Delhi on the second phase of the odd-even scheme which will start from 15 April.
According to Firstpost reporter Sanjay Pandey, who was present at the conference, the man entered the press conference posing as a journalist. Identified as Ved Prakash of the Aam Aadmi Sena, the man alleged fake CNG stickers were being distributed in Delhi ahead of the odd-even vehicular scheme.
He said he also had some CDs of a sting operation done by him.
The shoe missed the target.
The intruder was then whisked away from the premises by Delhi police and Aam Aadmi Party workers. He is currently under detention by the police.
Kejriwal recovered from the shock and resumed the conference.
According to a report by The Indian Express, this is not the first time Kejriwal has been attacked. On 17 January 2016, a woman from the Aam Aadmi Sena had thrown ink on the Delhi CM during a ceremony held at Chhatrasal Stadium to celebrate the government’s ‘odd even success’.
Smarting from the shoe attack, Kejriwal government will make it mandatory for only Delhi Information Bureau accredited journalists to be allowed inside the Secretariat premises.
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Posted by Firstpost on Saturday, April 9, 2016
with inputs from IANS