Aam Aadmi Party national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was stopped by police today at the home of an auto-rickshaw driver in Ahmedabad. The Gujarat police briefly prevented Mr Kejriwal from going to the driver’s house for dinner due to safety concerns.
Earlier today, the AAP leader accepted an invitation from an auto-rickshaw driver to have dinner at his home in Ahmedabad. He left the hotel around 7.30pm and planned to drive to the rickshaw driver’s house.
Police blocked the AAP national convenor, which led to divisions. He was later allowed to travel by car.
Mr Kejriwal, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat as part of AAP’s upcoming parliamentary polling campaign, spoke at a gathering of auto-rickshaw drivers in Ahmedabad in the afternoon.
Following his address, an auto-rickshaw driver named Vikram Dantani, a resident of the city’s Ghatlodia area, asked Mr. Kejriwal to have dinner at his house.
“I’m a fan of yours. In a video I saw on social media, you went to a car driver’s house for dinner in Punjab. So, will you come to my house for dinner?” Mr Dantani asked.
The Delhi Chief Minister immediately responded affirmatively to the invitation.
“The Autowalas of Punjab and Gujarat love me. Should I come tonight? 8pm,” the AAP leader said.