BJP, Congress condemn shoe attack on Arvind Kejriwal

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New Delhi, April 11: BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli condemned the attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference on the second odd-even traffic plan in the National Capital.

Kohli said the practice needs to be stopped as it marks a disrespect to the high offices at the end of the day. He said repeated instances of throwing shoes at leaders could also lead to a serious injury one day abd hence it must be curbed. "We may have political differences but such action is by no means acceptable," Kohli told India Today.


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Academic-turned-politician Yogendra Yadav also condemned the attack, saying such action should not be tolerated.

The attacker claimed he is from the Aam Aadmi Sena, a breakaway faction of the Aam Aadmi Party and was heard shouting on the issue of corruption. He got an access to the press conference as a journalist, it was said.

The shoe did not hit Kejriwal as an AAP member present on the dais with the chioef minister caught it mid way.

Congress leader PC Chacko, too, condemned the incident but said the act was committed by no other party but a result of Kejriwal's "authoritarian style of functioning".

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