Arvind Kejriwal resorted to ‘Gandhigiri’ by giving flowers to the attackers who had slapped him

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 5:13pm by IBC News

In a move which many have termed as theatrics, Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal resorted to ‘Gandhigiri’ by meeting the attackers who had slapped him during two separate rallies in Delhi. Kejriwal, who said he has forgiven the two attackers, offered them flowers after which both the attackers apologised to Kejriwal for their actions.

Referring to his “slapping act” a big mistake, Lali Prasad – who had attacked Kejriwal on Tuesday – said he was an AAP supporter and considers Kejriwal as his God. Lali, however, blamed his anger on the betrayal by Kejriwal who resigned within few weeks of forming the government.

“I have committed a big mistake. I should have never done what I did. Kejriwal is God for me. I did it because he left the government after some weeks. Government is not just for the Lokpal Bill. There are other important issues also. I tried to meet him at the janta durbar but could not,” Lali said while refusing to having any political links.

“I have forgiven him,” said Kejriwal after meeting Lali, who was detained by police but was later let off because Kejriwal did not file any complaint.

After meeting the 38-year-old auto driver at his Aman Vihar house, Kejriwal went to see Jamia resident Abdul Wahid who had slapped him during a rally in South Delhi on April 4.

Targeting Kejriwal, BJP leader V.K. Malhotra said the AAP leader is doing all this for media attention and sympathy.

Meanwhile, Delhi Election Commission on Wednesday issued notice to Kejriwal for holding a meeting without permission at Rajghat on Tuesday and asked him to submit his reply by Thursday. Kejriwal had called off the roadshow after being slapped and went to Rajghat where he sat for over an hour.