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AAP govt to convene special Assembly session to discuss attack on Kejriwal

On Tuesday, a man threw chilli powder at Kejriwal outside his office in the Delhi Secretariat

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arvind Kejriwal
File photo of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The on Thursday decided to convene a one-day special session of on Monday to discuss the recent attack on Chief Minister and other issues.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters that the legislators will also discuss the alleged deletion of names in voters list in the city.

"The Delhi Cabinet has decided to hold a one-day special session of on Monday to discuss recent attack on the CM and deletion of 30 lakh names in voters list across the city," Sisodia said.

The deputy chief minister also said the government has decided to convene the session in view of the attitude of the Centre and the Delhi Police over the incident involving the chief minister.

On Tuesday, a man threw chilli powder at Kejriwal outside his office in the Delhi Secretariat. The chief minister's spectacles broke but he was not injured in the attack. The attacker, identified as Anil Kumar Sharma, has been arrested.

The and the (AAP) had blamed the Delhi Police for the security breach. Sisodia had even alleged that the attack was carried out at the behest of the BJP. Kejriwal had claimed on Wednesday that his political rivals were conspiring to get him eliminated.

The Delhi BJP had termed the incident as a "drama" and demanded a "high-level" probe into it.

First Published: Thu, November 22 2018. 17:45 IST
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