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NEW DELHI: Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who has not excelled himself during his tenure at the helm of the state, is getting shoes and slaps as parliament and state elections approach.
Hooda, who was slapped by an unemployed youth a couple of weeks ago in Panipat, was on Sunday targeted by a shoe-thrower during an official function at Dabwali in Sirsa district.
Hooda was addressing people after the foundation stone-laying ceremony of a railway over-bridge in the town when a middle-aged man hurled his shoe at the chief minister. The shoe didn’t hit the chief minister as it fell far short on the stage.
The man, who was identified 45-year-old Raja Ram of Nathusari village in Sirsa, was arrested by security personnel.
Just a few days ago, an unemployed youth had slapped the Haryana chief minister during a public meeting on roadside in Panipat. The youth, who was later identified as Kamal Makhija, jumped at the chief minister and slapped him on his face.
The youth told the police that he wanted to highlight to the chief minister that despite paying a huge amount of bribe he was jobless. He said he held the chief minister responsible for his plight and hit him.