Man Who Slapped Kejriwal Turns Out To Be Former AAP Worker; Was Angry Over Party’s Distrust In Indian Armed Forces
Man Who Slapped Kejriwal Turns Out To Be Former AAP Worker; Was Angry Over Party’s Distrust In Indian Armed Forces Arvind Kejriwal (Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The man who slapped Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow in New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency has been identified as one Suresh Chauhan, a former AAP party worker and organiser of its rallies, meetings and party activities in the area, reports Hindustan Times.

"He (Chauhan) got disenchanted due to the behaviour of the AAP leaders. He got further angry due party’s distrust in the armed forces,” Delhi Police’s additional public relation officer Anil Mittal was quoted in the report as saying.

After the incident, Chauhan was thrashed by Kejriwal's supporters following which he had to be taken to the hospital. The police have also underscored that till late Saturday (4 May) evening, no FIR was registered in the case.

As per the report, a video of the incident had surfaced on social media. In the video clip, Kejriwal is seen stepping out of his car and climbing on to the back of an open jeep, in which Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain and AAP leader Brijesh Goyal were already present. Suddenly, Chauhan wearing a red shirt and black pants is seen climbing on to the bonnet of the vehicle and attacking Kejriwal.

Immediately after the incident took place, the Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister took to twitter to blame Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah for the slap incident.

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