A man threw ink on Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia outside Lt Governor Najeeb Jung’s office on Monday in what the AAP alleged was a planned attack.
Sisodia was speaking with journalists after meeting Jung when the man, identified as Brijesh Shukla, sneaked up and quickly threw the ink from a bottle he was holding. The ink scattered mostly on Sisodia’s left arm and a part of his face, taking the Deputy Chief Minister by surprise.
Sisodia said later that while his government was working on ways to improve the health and education sectors, the BJP and Congress continued to indulge in “cheap politics” with ink attacks.
jung on Friday sent a fax to Sisodia in Finland and asked him to return immediately owing to the outbreak of dengue and chikungunya in the capital, but the AAP leader returned only as scheduled on Sunday.
Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra said the ink attacker, Shukla, had in 2003 contested assembly elections in Delhi as an independent and also had a criminal record.