Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Ink attack on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Bikaner

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday was the victim of an ink attack in Bikaner, Rajasthan, ANI reported. It is still unclear what the motive of the attack's perpetrators was.

"God bless those who threw ink at me. I wish them well," Kejriwal said after he was attacked.
He had taken to Twitter on Tuesday evening to clarify comments he'd made earlier on Indian Army's surgical strikes across the Line of Control. He'd courted controversy on Monday when he appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a video message to expose Pakistan's "false propaganda" on the Army's strikes. Pakistan claims they never occurred.

Some interpreted the Delhi CM's remarks as a sign of his disbelief that the Army conducted the operation. Kejriwal on Tuesday evening said he believed that the strikes took place, but by that time he'd already been slammed by many on social media. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had asked him to "keep politics aside", and to refrain from doing anything that might cause India's armed forces to feel shame.

Kejriwal was also criticized by his one-time mentor Anna Hazare. "It is unfair to ask for proof of surgical strikes. I condemn this. The matter is related to the army, country and the border. At this time, it is wrong to mistrust (the army). There was a lot planning done for the operation. In a such a case, how can we mistrust people?" Hazare asked.

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