Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra who was on a hunger strike was attacked on Wednesday evening, reported Times Now. In the footage shown by the channel, police were seen holding onto one person whose shirt was torn. The channel also reported that Mishra was slapped by the attacker twice. Reacting to the incident, Kapil Mishra said if anyone harms the attacker then he would even stop drinking water. Kapil Mishra also added that his supporters got hold of the attacker immediately after the incident. The name of the attacker is Ankit Bharadwaj who claimed that he is an AAP supporter, according to TV channels. Kapil Mishra was attacked at around 5:30 PM outside his house.
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When asked who could be behind this attack, Kapil Mishra responded by saying he doesn’t want to take any names but added that a lot of people are angry with him because of the details he has asked for. He cleared that he wasn’t injured in the incident and added that he doesn’t need any security as God is with him. Mishra had gone on a hunger strike on Wednesday morning demanding that Aam Aadmi Party leaders should disclose the details of funding for their foreign tours.
“I’m sitting on a satyagraha till I get clarification on details of international travel expenses of some senior AAP leaders,” he told the news agency PTI. “It is not a dharna but a satyagraha. I would like to send a message to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to put out the details of the foreign tours of his five leaders Satyendar Jain, Ashish Khetan, Raghav Chaddha, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak in public domain,” Mishra told reporters. Yesterday, Mishra had written a letter to Arvind Kejriwal which read as, “You are trying to remove me from the assembly, I challenge you to contest elections against me from any seat. Let’s fight the election from my Karawal Nagar seat or even your New Delhi seat. If you believe that people are with you, then I’m ready to resign,” Kapil Mishra said in the letter.