Kejriwal car attacked in Ludhiana, AAP leader says ‘they can’t break my spirits’

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s convoy was today attacked on Ludhiana-Ferozepur road in Punjab.

Kejriwal’s car windscreen shattered after being hit by a stone and rods. He was sitting on the front seat of the car.

However the Aam Aadmi Party leader was not injured in the attack.

After the attack, AAP leader Ashish Khetan tweeted, “In a well orchestrated attack the goons sent by Badals attacked Kejriwal’s car with stones and rods as police stood by.

“The attackers came within an inch of grievously injuring Kejriwal. It was only by god’s grace that he escaped unhurt,” Khetan added.

The Delhi chief minister earlier visited Boha village in Ludhiana, where two Dalit youth were killed in an alleged fake encounter in 2014. “Terror of Badals is all set to end after one year”, he said to the families of the two.

Kejriwal also questioned if Badals and Congress are nervous of him and said, “They can’t break my spirits.

The AAP gave no further details. It was not immediately clear if Kejriwal, who usually sits to the left of the driver, continued with his journey or not.

The AAP put out a photograph showing the shattered front glass pane with a visibly worried Punjab police officer standing close by. The car appeared to be stranded on a rural road, with a police vehicle in the front.

The AAP has emerged as a major player ahead of assembly elections in Punjab due next year.