Arvind Kejriwal blames Bharatiya Janata Party for instigating violence

Written by PTI | Gujarat | Updated: Mar 6 2014, 19:20pm hrs
Arvind Kejriwal today accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of instigating violence in front of its headquarters in Delhi even as he apologised for some AAP activists "retaliating" while protesting his detention.

Kejriwal claimed that AAP workers were first attacked by BJP supporters. Some of the agitated AAP workers had responded by pelting "two or three stones", he told reporters here. "I am sorry for the mistakes committed by the AAP workers. They should not have resorted to violence on my detention," he said.

He also blamed BJP workers for attacking his entourage while travelling in Gujarat and said the glass panes of his car were broken.

Kejriwal asked his supporters to stay away from fights with BJP workers across the country as "this would divert the attention of the people from real issues."

He asked his workers to be ready to be "beaten up" in the run up to elections.