CHANDIGARH: A shoe was hurled at Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal by a youth in Rohtak in Haryana on Sunday evening during the party’s rally against demonetisation.
Giving a political colour to the incident, Kejriwal termed the youth a “bhakt” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The youth, Vikas Kumar of Dadri , threw the shoe towards Kejriwal but it landed just short of him on the stage. Immediately, party workers thrashed the youth and he was handed over to police. He was sitting in the media block.
“Maine ek baar kaha that Modi kayar hai (I once said Modi is a coward. This proves my words)... Modi has no guts to face me on his own. That is why he sends his stooges to throw shoes at me,” Kejriwal said.
Repeating the allegations made by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi against the prime minister, Kejriwal said Modi had accepted money to the tune of `65 crore from the Sahara and Birla groups during his tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2013-14.
He alleged that the income tax officials probing the said cases were shifted so that the truth of the matters could not surface. He further alleged that BJP leaders had invested their black money in real estate and told their near and dear ones to do so before the note ban was announced.