Arvind Kejriwal was jostled today by a crowd of protesters at the railway station in Delhi as he took a train to Punjab for a three-day visit. Describing it as a “huge security breach”, AAP accused the Delhi Police of compromising the Chief Minister’s security by “leaking” his schedule.
As the Chief Minister boarded a Shatabdi train to Ludhiana, women activists followed him, shouting slogans against sacked AAP minister Sandeep Kumar, who has been accused of rape by a woman who featured in a sex tape with him. Mr Kumar was arrested on the weekend and is in police lock-up.
Visuals showed Mr Kejriwal surrounded by supporters while walking to the platform and then climbing onto the train, as policemen tried to keep protesters away. Protesters were seen waving bangles at the darkened windows of the coach that the AAP chief sat in.
Mr Kejriwal’s deputy Manish Sisodia targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, saying the crowd at the station was part of a conspiracy.
“Why did this happen despite the police being informed about the Chief Minister’s schedule? He is pushed around in the presence of the police, and they were silent spectators. TV cameras had been called. It is obvious that this was planned,” Mr Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.
video: India tv