Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra and BJP president Amit Shah after Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by a man during a roadshow in Moti Nagar in the New Delhi constituency on Saturday, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia questioned whether both the BJP leaders wanted to kill the Delhi chief minister.
Taking to Twitter soon after the incident, Sisodia tweeted in Hindi: “Do Modi and Amit Shah now want to kill Kejriwal? In the last five years, they could not break his morale, could not be defeat in elections... Now, you cowards want to remove him this way? This Kejriwal is your end.”
क्या मोदी और अमित शाह अब केजरीवाल की हत्या करवाना चाहते हैं?
5 साल सारी ताक़त लगाकर जिसका मनोबल नहीं तोड़ सके, चुनाव में नहीं हरा सके..अब उसे रास्ते से इस तरह हटाना चाहते हो कायरो!
ये केजरीवाल ही तुम्हारा काल है.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) May 4, 2019
AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj too alleged that the BJP might be behind the attack and asserted the incident would not deter the spirit of the party.
"Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal got attacked during the roadshow. We condemned this cowardly act. This opposition sponsored attack cannot stop the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi," he said.
BJP Delhi president Manoj Tiwari condemned the incident and said the AAP might have "scripted" the incident.
"We do not support violence and condemn such action by anyone. But I have doubt as to why such incidents happen with Kejriwal in election time only.
"I doubt this incident may have been scripted by Kejriwal himself," Tiwari alleged.
Kejriwal was holding the roadshow in favour of New Delhi candidate Brijesh Goyal who is contesting from the Lok Sabha seat.
This is the second time Kejriwal has been slapped in a public rally. Earlier, he was also attacked with ink and spices.