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In what was alleged as a politically motivated attack, a man threw chili powder at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inside the Delhi secretariat, the official said.
The officials said, the man identified as Anil Kumar has been detained.
The attack took place outside the chief minister's chamber on the third floor when he was leaving for lunch. The man bowed before the chief minister that he has some grievances and said 'AAP hi se umeed hai,' but soon threw chili powder at Kejriwal, according to media reports.
"Even the chief minister is not safe in Delhi," condemning the attack, the AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) said in a tweet and called it a "serious security lapse" from the part of Delhi Police. The party claimed that the attack was politically motivated.
AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the attack. "The BJP is behind the attack and the accused are being aided by the Modi government," Bhardwaj alleged.
Reacting to the incident, another AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha tweeted, "Was right behind CM @ArvindKejriwal at the Secretariat when he was suddenly attacked, on the 3rd floor right outside his office. Shocking lapse of security. Is this Delhi Police's incompetent effort to protect an elected CM?"
"While today just the CM's glasses fell to the floor and broke, an unacceptable security lapse nonetheless. Imagine if an attacker were to be wielding a more dangerous weapon. Who were to have prevented a tragedy from occurring?" he said in another tweet.