After being mobbed by protesting BJP women workers at his departure, Aam Admi Party supremo and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was greeted with black flags, “Anti-Aurat Party” slogans and bangles upon his arrival at Ludhiana. This is his ‘maiden voyage’ in the state since convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur was removed from the post and a series of allegations of sexual exploitation against its leaders rocked the party.
He was ambushed the moment he got down from the Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi on platform Number 2 around noon by a few Shiromani Akali Dal workers. Even though he was escorted by cops and AAP volunteers, the SAD workers managed to reach close to him and the police had to use mild force to disperse the crowd.
Slogans like “Go Back Kejriwal”, “Anti Aurat Party” and “Delhi Ko Barbaad Kiya, Punjab Nahin” were raised and senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, MP Bhagwant Mann, Ludhiana coordinator CM Lakhanpal had also reached the railway station along with party volunteers.
Heavy police protection was seen at the station and the AAP leader was escorted out through the back gate from where he boarded his car. On way to Jhande village, where Kejriwal will stay at a party volunteer’s house, a group of Anti-Corruption Wing of Punjab showed him black flags.
Ludhiana police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh said at least 100 personnel, led by additional deputy commissioner police Swaran Singh, were deployed at the railway station.