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Angry ex-party worker hurls shoe at New Delhi's top official

  • FILE- In this March 25, 2014 file photo, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or the common man party, chief Arvind Kejriwal, shirt and face splattered with ink thrown at him, addresses an election campaign rally in Varanasi India. On Saturday, April 9, 2016, a disgruntled former party worker flung a shoe at New Delhi's top elected official Kejriwal at a press conference in New Delhi.The shoe missed the target and Kejriwal was unhurt. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh, file)

    FILE- In this March 25, 2014 file photo, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or the common man party, chief Arvind Kejriwal, shirt and face splattered with ink thrown at him, addresses an election campaign rally in Varanasi India. On Saturday, April 9, 2016, a disgruntled former party worker flung a shoe at New Delhi's top elected official Kejriwal at a press conference in New Delhi.The shoe missed the target and Kejriwal was unhurt. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this May 25, 2015 file photo, Delhi state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and leader of Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party attends a public meeting to mark the party’s 100 days government in the capital, in New Delhi, India. On Saturday, April 9, 2016, a disgruntled former party worker flung a shoe at Kejriwal at a press conference in New Delhi The shoe missed the target and the chief minister was unhurt.  (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, file)

    FILE- In this May 25, 2015 file photo, Delhi state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and leader of Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party attends a public meeting to mark the party‚Äôs 100 days government in the capital, in New Delhi, India. On Saturday, April 9, 2016, a disgruntled former party worker flung a shoe at Kejriwal at a press conference in New Delhi The shoe missed the target and the chief minister was unhurt. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, file)  (The Associated Press)

First it was eggs and ink, and now a shoe.

New Delhi's chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, had to duck out of the way Saturday when a shoe was flung at him as he spoke at a news conference in the Indian capital.

Kejriwal, New Delhi's top elected official for just over a year, has been victimized repeatedly by supporters of opposing political parties who have tossed eggs and ink at him.

But on Saturday, it was a disgruntled former worker for his own Aam Aadmi Party who flung a shoe at Kejriwal. The shoe missed the target, and the chief minister was unhurt.

Police led the shoe-thrower away, but not before some of Kejriwal's supporters had landed a few blows on him.