Industrialist-MP Naveen Jindal latest shoe attack victim

April 10th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS  

P. Chidambaram Kurukshetra (Haryana), April 10 (IANS) Millionaire industrialist and Congress MP Naveen Jindal Friday become the latest victim of a shoe attack with a retired school teacher hurling footwear at him in this Haryana town.
Though the shoe did not hit Jindal, the Haryana police took Raj Pal into custody following the incident.

Police officials said that the man was being medically examined as he seemed to be in an inebriated state when he hurled his shoe at Jindal. The provocation behind the incident was not yet clear.

The incident took place at the Congress office in Kurukshetra, about 80 km from capital Chandigarh, where Jindal was present at a meeting of party leaders.

Jindal, who represents the Kurukshetra constituency in the Lok Sabha, is seeking re-election from the seat.

“The opposition INLD (Indian National Lok Dal) is behind this incident. Their local leaders are responsible for this,” Jindal told reporters.

Journalist Jarnail Singh had tossed his shoe at Home Minister P. Chidambaram during a press conference at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi Tuesday. His grouse was that the Congress and the central government was doing nothing to give justice to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. The throw worked, forcing riot suspects Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar of the Congress out of the poll race.

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