“What goes around comes around”
Jarnail Singh who once hurled a shoe at former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in 2009 was given a ticket by the by the Aam Aadmi Party. But with a woman throwing ink at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the party seems to have been paid back in their own coin.
Here we look at five politicians who faced the wrath of the citizens.
Kejriwal inked: Bhavana Arora, a member of the Punjab wing of Aam Aadmi Sena allegedly threw ink on Kejriwal at Delhi’s Chhatrasal stadium, this Sunday.
While the ‘aam’ woman claimed that Kejriwal had cheated the people, Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia ridiculously blamed BJP, claiming, they want to kill Arvind Kejriwal. Sisodia also kept the party’s tradition of blaming the Centre as he said, the security forces were controlled by the BJP government and they had flaws.
Manmohan Singh gets the boot:
Shoe hurling became a phenomenon in 2009. Even the mild natured former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was not spared. A 21-year-old youth named Hitesh Chauhan hurled a shoe at the stalwart. When grilled by the police, Hitesh said his antics was aimed at getting publicity.
Bhupinder Hooda slapped:
Unemployment has always plagued the Indian society. The slap of unemployment fell on Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in 2014. A youth named Kamal Makhija, frustrated with not being able to get a job, slapped Hooda during a road show in Panipat
Following the incident, an irked Bhupinder was seen giving stern instructions to his security personnel.
Rahul Gandhi booted:
The prince of Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, was also not spared. A person named Kuldip hurled a shoe at Rahul Gandhi during an election rally in Dehradun in 2012. Gandhi asked the security people and his supporters not to ‘hurt Kuldip’.
Yeddyurappa gets the slipper:
In 2009, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa became a victim of footwear hurling when a ‘reportedly’ drunk vagabond threw a slipper at him. The minister was speaking at a BJP rally at Channarayapatna in Hassan district.