November 24th, 2011
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Union Minister Sharad Pawar slapped

sarad-pawar slapped New Delhi: Union Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar was assaulted at NDMC auditorium in Delhi on Thursday for his comments on inflation. NDMC auditorium is a high security region. The accused is said to be Harvinder Singh. Harvinder Singh who was angered and infuriated by the ministers comments on inflation slapped him while he was attending a felicitation ceremony of IFCO.The NDMC guards have taken the man under custody.

The man who assaulted Pawar is allegedly attacked former Union minister Sukhram on Saturday. Interacting with media persons, Harvinder said that he did it because common man is suffering from corruption and spiralling price rise. Harvinder said that today is ‘Saheed Divas’ of Guru Teg Bhadur Singh and he intentionally attacked the minister to give vent to his pent up anger. “The attack was not for media publicity,” he claimed.

“I would have killed him if I had my kripan today,” Harvinder Singh said.  After slapping Pawar, Singh also brandished a small knife and threatened to kill politicians accused of being involved in corruption cases. He also said that he was not worried about the consequences.

“The prices for all essential commodities have risen. Annaji requested for Lokpal but it did not work out. I’m not a terrorist as a terrorist would never take such a step. I’m fed up of all the corrupt ministers involved in various scams,” he added. On being asked why he slapped the minister, he said that he was tired of scams in the country, corruption and inflation.

“We have just been told that Sharad Pawar has been assaulted over price rise and the government says that prices have come down,” BJP MP SS Ahluwalia said. “Whatever has happened is wrong. Everybody is concerned about price rise. I am not in favour of violence,” said Samajwadi Party MP Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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