NEW DELHI: A shoe thrown at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal this afternoon just before announcement odd-even scheme from April 15 . The shoe landed near Mr Kejriwal, missing him.
The shoe-thrower believed to be from a lesser known breakaway faction of AAP called the Aam Aadmi Sena was whisked away as soon as he hurled the shoe and a CD at Mr Kejriwal.
Before throwing the shoe, the man was seen shouting and seeking Mr 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.
Mr 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.