Tuesday, October 18, 2011

After Kejriwal Attack, Anna Says His Team Ready To Face Bullets

Anti-Corruption Activist Anna Hazare Says His Team Is Ready To Face Even Bullets

Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal was attacked in a public meeting in Jhulelal park in Lucknow on Tuesday evening. A person attempted to assault Kejriwal by hurling a shoe at him.

The attacker has been identified as one Jitendra Pathak of Jalaun. He was caught by the volunteers present and handed over to the police.

While being led away the man said that Kejriwal was misleading the public on the issue of corruption and that he had no personal grudge with Kejriwal. He also claimed that he didn't belong to any political party.

Team Anna core committee member Sanjay Singh later told reporters that Kejriwal has pardoned the attacker and asked the police not to register a case against him.

This is the second attack on a Team Anna member after Prashant Bhushan was attacked in his Supreme Court lawyer's chamber on October 12 for his remarks favouring plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir.

Reacting to the attack on his close aide, Anna Hazare said that he is not deterred, and his team is ready to face bullets to eradicate corruption. He added that he is planning a trip to Lucknow to make people aware of corruption.


Post a Comment