1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ducks again, this time as shoe hurled at him

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ducks again, this time as shoe hurled at him

New Delhi's chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, had to duck out of the way Saturday when a shoe was flung at him as he spoke at a news conference.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: April 9, 2016 9:32 PM
Arvind kejriwal For Arvind Kejriwal, first it was eggs and ink, and now a shoe. Image Caption: A youth, claimed to be of Aam Aadmi Sena, hurls shoe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference at Delhi Secretariat (PTI)

New Delhi’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, had to duck out of the way Saturday when a shoe was flung at him as he spoke at a news conference.

Kejriwal, New Delhi’s top elected official for just over a year, has been the victim of repeated attacks by supporters of opposing political parties. In addition to having eggs and ink thrown at him, Kejriwal got a swollen eye while campaigning in New Delhi in 2014 when a man slapped him across the face after placing a garland around his neck.

On Saturday, it was a disgruntled former worker for Kejriwal’s own Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man’s Party, who hurled a shoe at the chief minister. The shoe missed the target, and Kejriwal was not hurt.

Television video showed police leading the shoe-throwing man away, but not before some of Kejriwal’s supporters had landed a few blows on him.

The man, identified by police as Ved Prakash, said he was angry because his complaint about corruption had been ignored by Kejriwal’s government.

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