After the incident, AAP blamed BJP for staging the attack. However, BJP officials said Nachiketa is not a party worker. BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said that Nachiketa was associated with saffron outfit three years ago, but in 2009, he contested elections against the official BJP candidate.
Anna Hazare too denied of having a role in the attack. Following the incident, Anna sent a letter to AAP office asking Kejriwal not to use his name in AAP campaigns. He also questioned AAP funding. Later Anna clarified on media that he is ready to talk to Kejriwal and sort out the differences and sais Kejriwal is not his enemy.
However, Anna said he stands firm on his statement that he will never campaign for any political party.
(With agency inputs)