1. Power tripped, eggs thrown at Arvind Kejriwal rally

Power tripped, eggs thrown at Arvind Kejriwal rally

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s rally in Najafgarh was marred when miscreants threw eggs at the leader...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 26, 2014 11:47 AM
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AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was attacked with ink during a
press conference
last year. (Express archive)

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s rally in Najafgarh on Thursday was marred when miscreants  threw eggs at the leader and tried to disrupt the rally by tripping the power supply unit.

The eggs, however, did not hit Kejriwal, who made light of the incident by taking a jibe at the Congress and the BJP. “Instead of engaging in such acts, these parties should actually do some work,” he said immediately after the attack.

According to people present at the rally, a group of boys emerged from behind the stage where Kejriwal was standing and started hurling eggs at him. “Fortunately, none of the eggs hit him,” Dharmender, an AAP volunteer at the venue, said.

The rally also saw a moment of confusion when the power connection at the venue was tripped. It was discovered that some had stuck a thick metal nooze in the generator installed there.

“Somebody threw a metal chain in the generator, due to which all the audio and power went out. People started leaving the place and AAP volunteers had to step in to restore order,” an onlooker said.

This is not the first time that Kejriwal has been attacked in public. He was slapped twice while addressing rallies. He has also been attacked with ink, mobil oil and eggs.

During his address, which lasted for around 20 minutes, Kejriwal criticised both the BJP and the Congress and asked people to vote the AAP to power with full majority.

Criticising the government on the issue of price rise, Kejriwal said, “When I quit my post in February, potatoes cost Rs 10 per kg. Now it is Rs 30 per kg. Jo aloo ke daam na dekh paye, wo sarkar kya dekhenge.” (They can’t even control the price of potatoes. How will they run the government?)

Admitting that resigning as the chief minister 49 days after coming to power was a mistake, he told the audience, “We have learnt our first lesson of politics. And that is to never quit your seat.”

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