Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra, who had accused party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of corruption, has been attacked at the site of his hunger strike in the national capital this evening.
The attacker has been identified as a person named Ankit Bhardwaj, who the Aam Aadmi Party alleges is from the BJP.
Mr Mishra had begun the hunger strike this morning demanding that AAP reveal details of foreign trips made by five of its top leaders. Mr Mishra was sitting under a tent pitched at his residence in Delhi’s Civil Lines, with a garlanded photograph of Mahatma Gandhi behind him, and called his protest a satyagrah or “peaceful agitation.”
Mr Mishra, who was suspended by AAP earlier this week after he accused Arvind Kejriwal of corruption, has written a letter to his former boss that he tweeted this morning, naming the five leaders – including a minister Satyendar Jain and senior leaders Ashish Khetan and Sanjay Singh – whose trips he wants investigated. “I have just requested that details of the foreign travel in the last two years of 5 people be made public… This will clear all things… I don’t want a big thing, this is just a small thing,” Mr Mishra has written.