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Attack on Arvind Kejriwal 'scripted' by AAP to gain sympathy ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Outside his office at the Delhi Secretariat, a man flung chilli powder at Kejriwal, on Tuesday.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 21, 2018 19:50 IST
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New Delhi: Police detain Anil Kumar, who allegedly threw chilli powder at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, at Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)

The attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was "scripted" by his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.

It was AAP’s modus operandi before every poll to gain "sympathy", said the saffron party.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari listed the attacks on the AAP chief in the run-up to the 2013 Delhi Assembly election and the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

"The attack on the CM was scripted by the AAP. Before the incident, the man who attacked Kejriwal was in touch with the CM's office. He gained entry into the Delhi Secretariat after the CM's office asked for it...It is the AAP's modus operandi before every election to seek people's sympathy," news agency PTI quoted Tiwari as saying.

Outside his office at the Delhi Secretariat, a man flung chilli powder at Kejriwal, on Tuesday. 

While the AAP described it as "politically motivated", the BJP termed the incident as another drama ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

At the IP Estate police station, the Delhi Police registered a case against one Anil Kumar Sharma. Interestingly, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged the saffron party had knowledge of the attack. 

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Sharma was sent on 14-day judicial custody.

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