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Ruckus at AAP presser: BJP condemns ink thrown at Arvind Kejriwal

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 20:54

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: BJP national spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday condemned the chaos which ensued at the press conference of Aam Aadmi Party in which ink was thrown at its leader Arvind Kejrwial.

Sitharaman posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter – "Condemn the disruption of AAP`s Press Conference. Understand the person is BJP IT Cell Tehsil in-charge, Tehsil Parner (District Ahmadnagar)."

However, in another post she wrote – "A correction: Shri Nachiket was with BJP IT Cell till 3 years ago. Since last 2 years he is active with IAC. He is currently not a member of the BJP. I reiterate my condemnation of the incident. Apologise for the incorrect details given earlier. I stand corrected."

As per reports, a man standing next to the stage threw a paper ball and ink at Arvind Kejriwal, even as he was addressing the press. The man also started shouting slogans in praise of social activist Anna Hazare.

He is said to be a BJP supporter, belonging to Maharashtra. He has charged the AAP of misusing the name of Anna Hazare. While talking to the reporters later on, he said that his name was Nachiketa. "They use Anna`s name. He is my guru. I am a political activist," he said.

Later the man was taken out of the room.

Speaking on the issue, Kejriwal said that the BJP and Congress had been conniving to put him and his party down.

"They are scared of our growing popularity," he said.

The press conference was called by Kejriwal in response to Anna Hazare`s letter in which he had demanded to know whether funds meant for the Jan Lokpal movement was being misused by the AAP for Delhi Assembly elections campaign.

He clarified that Rs 23 lakh meant for the Lokpal movement had been spent on the movement itself and no money from the donations had been spent on the campaign of the party.

First Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 19:41

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