NEW DELHI: Chief Minister of the Indian capital Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday became a victim of an ink attack in Bikaner, Rajasthan following his demand that Modi government must show evidence that Indian forces conducted “surgical strikes” as they allege, inside the Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Indian media reported.
Police said that they have arrested Dinesh Ojha, a leader of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad – a student body linked to India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – for reportedly attacking the Delhi CM.
After the incident, the Delhi CM tweeted sending wishes for the attacker.
Hmmm… God bless those who threw ink at me. I wish them well.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 4, 2016
Witnesses said Ojha threw ink at Kejriwal for being “anti-national” when the Aam Aadmi Party was leaving the home of a local leader.
On Monday, Kejriwal had asked the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a video message to take his nation and opposition parties into confidence by providing evidence of the so-called surgical strikes on alleged militant launch pads inside Pakistan.
Some segments in India interpreted the Delhi CM’s remarks as a sign of his disbelief that the Indian army conducted the operation.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had asked him to “keep politics aside”, and to refrain from doing anything that might cause India’s armed forces to feel shame.