Haryana: Arvind Kejriwal was attacked by a man who hit him in the neck while he was campaigning in Haryana this evening.
The attacker was immediately caught by Mr Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party volunteers and thrashed. The incident took place in Charkhi Dadri. (Live updates)
Mr Kejriwal tweeted, “Someone hit me hard on my neck jst now. This kind of violent reaction is expected of them. It only shows their true character n desperation (sic).”
The AAP chief later tweeted again to warn his supporters against resorting to violence. “If we ever become violent, the movement wud be finished.
The police say the attacker could be a disgruntled AAP supporter who had been denied a ticket to contest next month’s national election.
Mr Kejriwal is contesting from Varanasi, where he is challenging the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.