BJP today termed as "unfortunate" the throwing of eggs and ink on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi and called for conduct of poll campaign in a dignified manner with the spirit of healthy competition.
"It is unfortunate. We would like this election to be conducted in an utmost dignified manner. I would appeal to every one to follow the basic principle of a healthy competition," BJP leader Arun Jaitley said.
He said some miscreants would be behind the incident and it is upto the law and order machinery to identify them and take action against.
Eggs and ink were thrown at Kejriwal while he was undertaking a roadshow in Varanasi today following his visit to the Kal Bhairav and Kashi Vishwanath temples there.
His face and shirt were splattered with ink by unidentified people. The UP in-charge of the party Sanjay Singh and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti were also targeted. The AAP leader also faced sporadic protests while undertaking the roadshow.
Earlier, according to supporters, eggs were thrown at Kejriwal's car outside the Kashi Vishwanath Temple there.
The eggs were thrown when Kejriwal was coming out of the temple after offering prayers ahead of his rally in the city, they said. However, police at the spot denied that any such incident took place.
Later, as the roadshow moved through the narrow lanes of the temple city, it evoked mixed response from the crowd.
"I don't know who has done it. It will be better if the polls are held in a healthy environment and everyone gets an opportunity to air their views," Jaitley said. SKC SHS