Suresh, the person who slapped Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow on Saturday evening in Delhi's Moti Nagar said that he regretted the act and he doesn’t really know why he slapped him. He also said that he wasn’t affiliated to any political party as against his earlier statement to the police that he was an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporter.
"Preliminary interrogation has revealed that the person Suresh, 33, who is a scrap dealer in the area, has been a supporter of AAP and used to work as organiser of the party's rallies and meetings. As per his version, over a period of time he got disenchanted due to behaviour of its leaders. He got further angry due to distrust of the party in the armed forces," the Delhi Police said in a statement.
Suresh said, “I don't know why I slapped him, I regret it. I'm not affiliated to any political party, nobody asked me to do this. Police did not misbehave with me, they only said what I did was wrong,” as reported by news agency ANI.
The chief minister was slapped by the man prompting a strong reaction from the AAP which alleged BJP was behind the "cowardly act". After the statement, the AAP hit back at the Delhi Police, saying "this is the same Delhi Police who had planted earlier that NO MIRCHI attack happened on the CM".
"Today, he was wearing a cap (which he later took off) and scarf of AAP, and was in the reception group of the CM. No one objected to him being there as he had been an organiser for the party. He was standing near the front right tyre of the Gypsy. He took off the scarf, climbed the bonnet and attempted to assault the Hon'ble CM. Further interrogation of the person is on," the police had then said.