Arvind Kejriwal faces ink attack in Bikaner over his remarks on surgical strikes
God bless those who threw ink, I wish them well, Arvind Kejriwal said.
Bikaner: On a day when he is facing flak for allegedly seeking proof of the surgical strike carried out the Indian Army in PoK last week, two men threw ink on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
As per initial reports, the two men threw ink on Arvind Kejriwal in presence of police and media. Reports added that Kejriwal was shown black flags for his alleged “pro-Pakistan” statements.
Reacting to the incident, Kejriwal reportedly said, “God bless those who threw ink, I wish them well.”
Last month, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was also subjected to an ink attack. The attacker was reportedly upset over Sisodia's Europe tour while the city was battling a dengue/chikungunya outbreak.
Yesterday, Kejriwal had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi Modi to "expose the false propaganda" being spread by Islamabad.
In a short video message, Kejriwal praised Modi but also focused on Pakistan's claims that no surgical strikes were ever conducted on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control.
However, the BJP accused him of playing politics over the anti-terror surgical strike.
In response, Kejriwal said he wondered why was the BJP "scared" when he had only asked the Prime Minister to counter the false propaganda by Pakistan.
“I only said that Pakistan is spreading false propaganda in the world that surgical strikes did not happen. We all believe that surgical strikes took place," Kejriwal told reporters at the Jodhpur civil airport before he proceeded to Bikaner by road to meet a party worker who had lost his mother.
Claiming that Kejriwal "sought proof" on the anti-terror operation, the BJP asked him not to belittle the armed forces by getting influenced by Pakistani "propaganda".
At a press conference today, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the AAP leader should answer whether he believed in the Indian Army or not.
Kejriwal later retorted: "I am unhappy. Ravi Shankar ji is saying I am playing politics. Am I playing politics or they?"
"I and my party are with Narendra Modi in his every step against Pakistan and its mischiefs," said Kejriwal.
"It is time that all the citizens and political parties are united and strengthen the hands of the prime minister against Pakistan," he said.
Senior AAP leader Ashutosh said Pakistan is insulting 'Bharat Mata' and Indian army through its propaganda, but BJP is settling score with Kejriwal.
"I am amazed that Ravi Shankar Prasad instead of unmasking Pak Propaganda is questioning AK. Shows BJP's bankruptcy of ideas," Ashutosh tweeted.
The special forces of the Indian army on 28 September night carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK) and destroyed seven terror launch pads.
With agency inputs