AAP cries conspiracy, BJP condemns attack on CM
NEW DELHI: AAP slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the attack on the Delhi Chief Minister with chilli powder inside the Delhi secretariat. However, Delhi BJP condemned the attack.
The Aam Aadmi Party condemned the attack on their leader, saying it was "politically motivated".
"The BJP is behind the attack and the accused is being aided by the Modi government," AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said.
The man was waiting outside the Chief Minister's office and attacked him when Kejriwal stepped out, said Bhardwaj. "Kejriwal's eyes were not affected in the attack as he was wearing spectacles," he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday condemned the chilli powder attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying such acts are not acceptable.
"Heard that someone has thrown chilli powder on Kejriwal. I condemn it," Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters.
He said that such acts are "not acceptable" and the person who has been arrested for attacking the AAP Convener should be thoroughly interrogated. The BJP Northeast Delhi MP's remarks came soon after Kejriwal was attacked by a middle-aged man with chilly powder inside the Delhi Secretariat.
The CM was attacked as he stepped out of his office. The suspect was identified as Anil Kumar Sharma and caught by the police personnel present on the scene.
The AAP has described the incident as a breach of security of the Chief Minister. People need to go through a two-level security check to reach the Chief Minister's Office.