Two ABVP activists threw ink at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district on Tuesday night for his comments on Indian Army’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control.
ABVP activists raised slogans against the Aam Aadmi Party national convener and threw ink at him, Kote Gate police station Assistant Sub-inspector Birbal said, adding that the two, Dinesh Ojha and Vikram Singh, were taken into custody following the attack.
Kejriwal was in Bikaner to attend condolence meeting at AAP worker Hiralal Sevta’s residence.
Reacting to the attack, the minister took to Twitter to wish the attackers well.
Hmmm… God bless those who threw ink at me. I wish them well.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 4, 2016
Earlier, several activists of a right-wing group showed black flags to Kejriwal in Nokha town when he was on his way to Bikaner from Jodhpur.
In a rare gesture, Kejriwal had on Monday “saluted” Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes by the Army on terror launch pads across the LoC.
At the same time, he had urged the Centre to counter the smear campaign by Pakistan and international media, but BJP alleged that Kejriwal had in the garb of his statement questioned the Army’s “assertion” on surgical strike and “insulted” the armed forces.
Claiming that Kejriwal “sought proof” on the anti-terror operation, the BJP had asked him not to belittle the armed forces by getting influenced by Pakistani “propaganda”.
The minister, after facing a lot of flak for his comments, on Tuesday took to Twitter to clarify his stance on the attacks.
BJP, I m convinced that strikes took place. But intl media publishing Pak propaganda that no strike took place. Lets expose Pak propaganda https://t.co/oIGa2yLhO0— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 4, 2016
(Feature image source: Twitter)