Ink attack on Sisodia outside Lt Governor’s office

New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was hurled ink outside the Lt Governor’s Office today by a man claiming to be upset over his much-hyped trip to Finland when the city was grappling with spurt in dengue and chikungunya cases.

Sisodia was talking to media persons after meeting Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on the health crisis when the man — Brijesh Shukla, a resisdent of North East Delhi’s Karawal Nagar, threw a bottle of ink at him that splatered across his arms and on portion of his forehead.

Sisodia said the ink attack on him was reflection of the “dirty politics of Congress and BJP”.

Shukla has been arrested for “maligning the image” of the Deputy Chief Minister. He said he was angry with Sisodia for visting Finland at a time when the city was grappling with chikungunya and dengue.

Sisodia had returned to the capital last night from his Finland trip. Sisodia was asked by Jung to return to the capital on Saturday but he came back as per schedule yesterday.

Reacting to the attack, Sisodia said, “Delhi government is committed to working on health and education. But Congress and BJP are working on ink. They have nothing to do with Delhiites. Their aim is to stop our initiatives. This is the dirty politics of BJP and Congress.”

He also challenged the BJP-ruled civic bodies to clear the “filth across the city” and hit out at Congress for “ruining” the city’s education and health sector during its term.

“This is merely a diversionary tactic adopted by them since we are focusing on development,” he said.

Shukla was questioned for five hours before he was arrested.

“A case under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC has been registered against Shukla,” said DCP(North) Madhur Verma.

The officer said Shukla claimed that he had gone to meet LG to discuss some problems being faced at the hospitals in his area.