'My Car Attacked With Sticks And Stones In Punjab' : Arvind Kejriwal
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'My Car Attacked With Sticks And Stones In Punjab' : Arvind Kejriwal



Arvind Kejriwal tweeted today that his car had been attacked with sticks and stones in Punjab's Ludhiana, where he is campaigning for his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
 
He blamed the state's ruling Akali Dal.
 
"My car attacked with sticks and stones in Ludhiana. Front glass pane broken. Badals n congress nervous? They can't break my spirits," Mr Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, tweeted.
 
His party claimed that he had a narrow escape.
 
Condemning the attack senior party leader Sanjay Singh alleged that it was a conspiracy hatched by Akalis to "kill” Kejriwal and demanded high-level probe by sitting judge of High Court in the attack.
 
"It was a well-planned conspiracy hatched by Akalis to eliminate Kejriwal, who has emerged as ‘mahsiya’ for the people of Punjab”, Sanjay Singh accompanied with senior AAP leaders Durgesh Pathank, Sucha Singh Chhotepur, Himmat Singh Shergill and Youth leader of party Harjot Bains.
 
 "Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal is responsible for the attack as it was all planned at the behest of him”, Sanjay alleged.
 
He claimed that presence of Harkinder Singh, younger brother of Ludhiana MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali apart from Youth Akali leaders Amandeep Singh Aulakh and Prabhdeep Singh Mangat, is enough indication for the conspiracy by Akalis to ‘kill’ Kejriwal.
 
Kejriwal during his five-day tour exposed Akalis for all their sins in Punjab be it poor plight of farmers and industrialists apart from menace of drug abuse, which ‘irked’ Sukhbir Badal, who allegedly hatched this conspiracy, Sanjay added.
 
Police was also hand-in-glove in the conspiracy as Cops deployed for security deliberately guided the convoy to an unscheduled route in the pretext of ‘safety’, where more than 100 Akali goons were already in wait for attack, He alleged.
 
 "They were all trained goondas and were entertained with liquor and food at a nearby resort before attack”, he claimed. 
 
"We will not bow down with such attacks, as this is what was done by BJP in Varanasi and as a result it had to taste a humiliating defeat in Delhi.  Now it is turn of Punjab and Akalis will be rooted out in 2017”, Sanjay vowed.
 
Mr Kejriwal is on a five-day visit to Punjab, which goes to polls later this year.
 
On Friday, he faced black flags and protests by reported Akali Dal and BJP workers during a public meeting at Chandigarh.
 
Mr Kejriwal hit out at political rivals and said he would "go to the villages and homes of people" instead of making manifestos in air-conditioned rooms.
 
AAP is looking to make a big splash in Punjab after it won four Parliament seats in 2014.
 
Meanwhile, Dr. Dharamvir Gandhi, Parliament Member from Patiala and Punjab Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal condemned the incident of stone throwing on the car of Arvind Kejriwal.
 
In a statement, the Deputy CM, who also holds the Home portfolio, said he had directed the Ludhiana police to register a case against the stone-pelters and take action in the case immediately.
 
Mr Badal also directed the State DGP to inquire as to whether there was any lapse on the part of the security apparatus provided to the AAP leader during his five day extensive tour of Punjab. He also asked the DGP to take appropriate steps to ward off occurrence of any such incident in the future.
 
Assuring the AAP leader that the Punjab government was committed to providing adequate security to Mr Kejriwal during his visits to Punjab, the Deputy CM also requested the AAP party not to make political capital out of an unfortunate incident.
 
The Deputy CM said as far as the SAD was concerned, the party had always stood for the right of protest and would never use undemocratic means to stifle protest. " In fact we have been at the receiving end of oppression as we have always used the power of democratic protest for the betterment of the people of the State and the country", he added.







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