Dehradun: In an untoward incident, a shoe was hurled at Team Anna members on Saturday at a public rally in Dehradun as they kickstarted their campaign for the five election-bound states.
The shoe was reportedly thrown when prominent members of Team Anna Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Manish Sisodiya were present on the stage. However, it missed its target.
Meawhile, the man who has thrown the shoe has been arrested by police. The attacker has been identified as Kishan Lal. “He is in his mid 30s and hails from Prem Nagar locality of Dehra Dun city,” police said.
Beginning its campaign for the five election-bound states, team Anna lashed out at the Congress-led UPA government accusing it of bringing a "toothless" Lokpal Bill.
Members of Team Anna maintain that they would not campaign neither in favour of nor against any political party in the poll-bound states and say their campaign will focus on the issue of corruption.
“The campaign will sensitise people on the need for strong Lokpal and Lokayuktas”, Kejriwal said.
The anti-corruption activist asked the people to vote for candidates with clean image and reject those involved in corruption.
"We are asking the people not to vote for all those candidates who are insensitive to the issues pertaining to the common people," he said.
Kejriwal accused all political parties of resorting to wooing voters on the basis of caste and religion.
He praised the Lokayukta Bill brought by BJP government in Uttarakhand and said all states must follow suit.