Demanding the release of his attacker, Jitendra Pathak, Kejriwal said, "Police must release the attacker. If he hurled the slipper, we have to sit with him and talk peacefully, we shouldn't attack him back. We should be prepared as attacks will happen. We should be tolerant to anyone who wants to insult us."
Kejriwal was attacked by Jitendra Pathak while he was attending a public meeting in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, Oct 18.
Pathak, who is reportedly known to be close to the BJP and has also appeared in many of Congress' rallies, tried to justify his act stating, "I attacked Kejriwal because he said he had come to speak about corruption but then never addressed the issue."
Here it can be recalled that RTI activist, Kejriwal was the second victim of such attacks as another aide of Anna, Prashant Bhushan was also beaten up in his chamber in the Supreme Court.