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Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav's face blackened at Jantar Mantar

Mar 08, 2014 03:12 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav faced an embarrassment in Delhi on Sunday when a man smeared ink on his face during an event to mark Women's Day at Jantar Mantar.

Yadav was speaking to media persons when a person wearing an AAP cap and a badge came from the back of the stage and smeared paint all over his face. The man was raising slogans "Bharat Mata ki Jai."

The attacker identified as Sagar Bhandari is a resident of Shalimar Bagh. Soon after the incident he was detained by the police and was later taken to RML Hospital for medical check up. Sagar claims to be a disgruntled AAP worker.

Unfazed by the attack, Yadav asked everyone present at the venue to calm down. He later told the media, "When you set out to take on big names in politics, you should be ready to pay the price."

Yogendra Yadav refused to file a complaint against the attacker saying that he could not identify him and it was wrong to blame anyone.

"I do not know who this person is. I was talking to media when I was attacked. This time they have attacked us from behind. Next time they will attack us from the front," Yadav said after the incident.

Yadav, who was being helped by the woman activists to get rid of the paint off his face said that he was not ashamed of the incident. "May God give him some wisdom."

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh condemned the incident saying, "It's in a very bad taste and it should be condemned."