New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's car was attacked with sticks and stones in Punjab's Ludhiana district on Monday.
The information was made public by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief himself on Twitter.
In his tweet Kejriwal said, “My car attacked with sticks and stones in Ludhiana. Front glass pane broken. Badals n congress nervous? They can't break my spirits.”
Meanwhile, AAP leader Ashish Khetan accused Shiriomani Akali Dal for the attack saying, “Badals attacked Kejriwal's car with stones and & rods.
Khetan accused the Punjab Police of being a mute spectator and taking no action when the goons attacked Kejriwal' car.
The AAP leader said, “the attackers came within an inch of grievously injuring Kejriwal.”
The attackers came within an inch of grievously injuring Kejriwal. It was by only God's grace that he escaped unhurt.
— Ashish Khetan (@AashishKhetan) February 29, 2016
The AAP put out a photograph showing the shattered front glass pane with a visibly worried Punjab police officer standing close by. The car appeared to be stranded on a rural road, with a police vehicle in the front.
Notably, the Delhi Police on Friday had said that it has alerted its Punjab counterparts over a life threat to Kejriwal, who is currently visiting Punjab.
The AAP plans to contest elections to the 117-member Punjab Assembly in what will be its first major electoral battle after it swept to power in Delhi in February last year.
Kejriwal has claimed the AAP is poised to sweep Punjab amid speculations that some leaders of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party may shift to the AAP.