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IndiaToday.in New Delhi
Barely an hour after AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was slapped again on Tuesday, the former Delhi Chief Minister said that there may be more attacks on him and he might also get killed.
An unidentified man slapped Kejriwal during a road show in Sultanpuri area of Delhi. The assault left Kejriwal with a swollen face and eye.
The attacker, identified as 38-year-old Lali, an auto-rickshaw driver and a resident of Aman Vihar, was immediately pulled down by AAP supporters and roughed up.
Later, talking to media, Kejriwal said, “In coming days, I fear more attacks on me. I might also be killed.”
“I do not understand why do some people resort to violence for becoming the Prime Minister? If you think by attacking us, we will keep quite then you are wrong. We will fight this battle till the last breath,” he said in a clear reference to BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi.
Later in a tweet, the former Delhi CM said, “I am just thinking – why am i being repeatedly attacked? Who r the masterminds? What do they want? What do they achieve?
Is violence an answer to country’s problems? let them tell me place n time. I will come there. Let them beat me as much as they want…but will that solve the problems?”
This was second such attack on Kejriwal in the last four days. He was attacked by a 19-year-old youth during his campaigning in Dakshinpuri area of South Delhi on Friday.
On March 28, he was attacked by a man, who claimed to be a supporter of Anna Hazare, during his election rally in Haryana.
Before that, protesters had thrown ink on Kejriwal and a number of other party leaders during a road show in Varanasi where he is contesting against BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi.