Previous attacks on leaders (To go with: ‘Ink attack stuns Ramdev, attacker faces mob fury’)

January 14th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev got added to the list of leaders attacked in public when a man threw ink at him during a press conference in the capital Saturday. Here is a list of leaders who have been victims of such attacks:

Manmohan Singh: A youth threw a shoe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while he was addressing an election rally in Ahmedabad in April 2009. The shoe landed a few metres away from him.

P. Chidambram: A shoe was chucked at the home minister in April 2009 by a journalist Jarnail Singh. The reporter was upset with the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Chandrababu Naidu: A pro-Telangana activist threw a shoe at Naidu in January this year during his speech in Andhra Pradesh’s Warangal district.

Sharad Pawar: The agriculture minister was slapped by a man named Harvinder Singh in November last year at a function in the national capital. The man was reportedly upset with corruption.

Prashant Bhushan: The Team Anna member was assaulted by a man in his Supreme Court chamber in Delhi in October last year.

Arvind Kejriwal: A man named Jitendra Pathak hurled a shoe at the Team Anna member at a rally in Lucknow in October last year, but it missed.

Sukh Ram: The former telecom minister was slapped and kicked by Harvinder Singh in Delhi in November last year, minutes after he was convicted in a 1996 corruption case.

B.S. Yeddyurappa: A chappal was hurled at the then Karnataka chief minister at a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election rally in Hassan district in April 2009. The man, a vagabond named Chandrashekar, appeared to be drunk at the time.

L.K. Advani: BJP worker Pawas Agrawal hurled a slipper at the party veteran in April 2009 in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh. The slipper missed Advani.

Suresh Kalmadi: A man named Kapil Thakur hurled a slipper at Kalmadi in April 2011. He was upset with Kalmadi’s role in the Commonwealth Games scam.

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