Ink thrown at Arvind Kejriwal in Bikaner, two men detained

Reacting to the ink attack, Kejriwal took to Twitter wishing the attackers well. "Hmmm... God bless those who threw ink at me. I wish them well," Kejriwal tweeted.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 5, 2016 2:19 pm
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Two unidentified men on Tuesday threw ink at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The two were detained by police. Reacting to the ink attack, Kejriwal took to Twitter wishing the attackers well. “Hmmm… God bless those who threw ink at me. I wish them well,” Kejriwal tweeted. The Delhi chief minister came under a lot of flak recently for his comments on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army on the terrorist launch pads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. In a video address, Kejriwal saluted Prime Minister Narendra Modi but, at the same time, urged the Centre to expose Pakistan by releasing video footage of the covert strike.

WATCH VIDEO: Surgical Strikes: Eyewitnesses’ Accounts Validate India’s Claim Of A Lethal Strike

 

At a press conference today, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the AAP leader should answer whether he believed
in the Indian Army or not. Kejriwal later retorted: “I am unhappy. Ravi Shankar ji is saying I am playing politics. Am I playing politics or they?”

Earlier today, several activists of a right-wing group showed black flags to Kejriwal in Bikaner for his comments. “Kejriwal was on his way to Bikaner from Jodhpur when the activists showed him black flags in Nokha town,” said Sub-Inspector of Nokha police station Jasveer Singh.

“One of the activists Bajrang Paliwal has been arrested under section 151 of CrPC (Arrest to prevent the commission of cognisable offences),” he added.

WATCH VIDEO: Surgical Strikes: Congress Spells Out Three Strikes Carried Out By UPA

 

This wasn’t the first time the chief minister was targeted. While campaigning in Varanasi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he was attacked with ink during a roadshow. An autorickshaw driver also threw ink at him before AAP swept to power in Delhi. Kejriwal, in fact, met the driver at his residence and received an apology for the mischief.

On September 19, a man threw ink at Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, outside Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s residence in Civil Lines. Days after the attack, sources told The Indian Express that Delhi Police had sent an ‘incident report’ to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and sought its opinion on increasing the security provided to the deputy chief minister.

More details awaited.

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    Khalid
    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:50 pm
    Black ink ought to be thrown on Modi face for a BIG lie to common indians for so called "surgical strike"..which never happend. Modi tried to save face, but instread it got black. lt;br/gt;Only thing mr Kejriwal asked for was proof to countrr international media citing it a ber and fake about "surgical"strike.
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      Kavitha
      Oct 4, 2016 at 7:21 pm
      By doubting the Indian Army's surgical strike, thereby playing into the hands of stan, today Kejriwal has proved that he is the No. 1 Traitor. All those of us who voted for him feel ashamed that such anti-national has cheated us and came to power in Delhi state. In any other country, such traitor would have been sent to jail.
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        PanparagRavi
        Oct 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm
        I Think, AK has reached raaste ka khambha level now. jis per koi bhi.....
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          PanparagRavi
          Oct 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm
          It is absurd , never heard of any opposition party ( AAP not even a opposition) to ask for video of military operation in this world. Military operation videos are not released for various reason's namely losing the surprise in terms of tactics used or equipment used. 2nd the person's carrying out the operation risk there cover been blown and can be targetted . 3rd the same videos if released will be used to spread more hate and brain wash more terrorist
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            PanparagRavi
            Oct 4, 2016 at 6:55 pm
            it is safe to say. this site is den of AAPtards and scamgress goons
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              Pat
              Oct 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm
              He wants peoples votes and doubts on our defence army. The biggest dishonor brought to our country through good for nothing kejriwal. He is a shaitan lije tge garam khirs bhatts; sharuk anir salman om puri. Dump cheaterbaram across the border he can hadly walk like a man how can he luft a gun.
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                Pat
                Oct 4, 2016 at 7:45 pm
                He wants peoples votes and doubts on our defence army. The biggest dishonor brought to our country through good for nothing kejriwal. He is a shaitan like the haram khors bhatts; sharuk anir salman om puri. Dump cheaterbaram across the border he can hadly walk like a man how can he lift a gun. No votes you scamsters of 2g thieves and 40 thieves of alibabi made business through muslim votes and fooled them.
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                  Jai
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 8:18 pm
                  Please take your leader from India and give him PM post
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                    Ashok Rao
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm
                    Shame on You Kejriwal,when you don't respect our army. I doubt your are not a true Indian.
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                      Deep Creep
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 8:29 pm
                      Is it the same khalid ? The anti national omar khalid pig from jnu ? Bas 1 baar khalid ....tu JNU ke bahar aa kar mil le ...will fry and eat u alive
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                        Deep Creep
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 8:32 pm
                        Khalid ...your foot will be cut ! And if you reveal ur whereabouts...ur tongue will also be cut and fried
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                          Bharath
                          Oct 5, 2016 at 4:56 am
                          The BJP government has made the Indian Army a Joke in front of the world by not showing the proof of the surgical strike. I do not understand the BJP's stand that anyone asking to expose the Pak's bluff becoming anti-national. If it is a sensitive issue that it cannot be made public, then in the first place why did the government go public about the surgical strike at all. U cannot hide behind Indian Army and bring a bad name to the Indian Army to cover up your failures in dealing with stan. Jai HInd
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                            Bir Chilarai
                            Oct 6, 2016 at 10:52 am
                            Ink??? There were latrines nearby and all they could find was ink?
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                              Sarvopagunavarjita Raghav
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 6:03 pm
                              Thodi aur ink chahiye.. abhi toh itihas likhna hai
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                                dd
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm
                                IE and Khujali has Business deals...Everything for Khujali gets headlines...
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                                  Dipin Prakash
                                  Oct 5, 2016 at 2:42 am
                                  International medias have reported that no such strikes had happened against stan hence its our duty to prove it. We need to show to the world that we and our army has the capacity and will power to strike at any time.
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                                    Prasad Durga
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm
                                    Those who want believe stani side of the story are free to do so. You will made a hero by the stani media.
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                                      Prasad Durga
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 8:06 pm
                                      You can believe the stani version. Because your heart lies there.
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                                        stranger
                                        Oct 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm
                                        the wording as "demand for proof" is wrong and indicates contempt towards armed forces and nation which is unacceptable. The politically correct thing would be asking govt to release the video, which is an acceptable political demand because the congress is also claiming it conducted such raids but was silent about it, which if true is a virtue. Whether the GOI releases this video or not is strictly based on its political decision just as is the opposition demand, but it has to release statement confirming or denying other strikes the congress claims to have been carried out by its govt.
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                                          L bhadrapati Devi
                                          Oct 6, 2016 at 8:58 am
                                          Arvind Kejri deserve such protest because he plays politics in the wrong time. In national security matter all should be only one opinion. He is a black sheep. He is siding with enemies.
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                                            M Vyas
                                            Oct 4, 2016 at 7:28 pm
                                            I feel ashemed to even call Kejariwal a jocker....Does he hv consution responsibility and oath he took as chief minister?? Can President take a note being a head of three commands his political play on army actions and recent surgical strike??
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