Published On : Sat, Apr 9th, 2016

Shoe thrown at Arvind Kejriwal during odd-even announcement

Shoe thrown at Kejriwal
New Delhi/Nagpur:
An unidentified man threw a shoe at Arvind Kejriwal this afternoon when the Delhi Chief Minister had just begun giving out details of the odd-even scheme for cars which will run again from April 15. The shoe landed near Kejriwal, missing him.

The shoe-thrower believed to be from a lesser known breakaway faction of AAP called the Aam Admi Sena was whisked away as soon as he hurled the shoe and a CD at Kejriwal.

Before throwing the shoe, the man was seen shouting and seeking Kejriwal’s response to a sting operation on the CNG fitness scheme. As soon as he hurled the shoe, he was overpowered by unidentified men and slapped. He was then taken away by the police.

Kejriwal and Delhi’s transport minister Gopal Rai were addressing a press conference on the odd-even scheme for cars in Delhi that kicks in from April 15. After the man was whisked away, they continued giving details of the scheme which will be enforced for a second time in Delhi.

The last round of the scheme was implemented from January 1 to January 15 under which, most cars were taken off Delhi’s roads on alternate days depending on their registration numbers.