For an attack on him during a roadshow, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday held the BJP responsible. He alleged that the police is merely following the “script” given by the saffron party.
"They (BJP) do not want common man to enter politics so we are being targeted,” he told reporters.
Kejriwal said Delhi Police's response was carefully scripted.
"It was done at the behest of the BJP,” he charged.
Noting that it was the ninth attack on him and the fifth since he became the chief minister, Kejriwal said it was not an attack on him but on the mandate of the people of Delhi.
Kejriwal was slapped allegedly by a disgruntled AAP supporter during a roadshow in Moti Nagar on Saturday. He also dismissed the charge that the attacker was an AAP supporter as claimed by the police.
Delhi Police said Saturday that preliminary interrogation has revealed that 33-year-old Suresh, a scrap dealer in the area, was a supporter of AAP and he used to work as organiser of its rallies and meetings.
Condemning the assault on Kejriwal, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had "lost the election" and was "making desperate attempts" by maligning and attacking the opposition.
"Political vandalism. Political goondaism. Political vendetta. Maligning and attacking Opposition leaders show that the BJP have lost the election and are making desperate attempt (sic). We condemn the attack on @ArvindKejriwal. We are all with you, Arvind," tweeted Banerjee, on Saturday.
(With inputs from PTI)