Kejriwal holds silent protest against attack on Bharti
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday held a ‘silent prayer’ at Assi ghat on the bank of Ganges here to pray for ‘wisdom and good sense’ to those allegedly involved in last night’s assault on Somnath Bharti.
Kejriwal, accompanied by his party colleagues Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh, sat near Assi Ghat for over one-and-half hour.
Earlier, at a press conference, he lashed out at Narendra Modi over the attack on Bharti allegedly by BJP workers and questioned whether the Gujarat model of development was about ‘threatening’ people.
He had also demanded immediate intervention of the EC to ensure free and fair polls. AAP leader and former Delhi Law Minister, Somnath Bharti was assaulted last night allegedly by a group of BJP workers at the Assi Ghat when he made certain statements while participating in the election-related programme.
Accusing the local administration of not taking action against those involved in the attacks on AAP workers, Kejriwal asked, ‘What kind of culture BJP is bringing to this holy city?’