Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged the construction company that sacked the person who threw a chappal at him in Lucknow to re-employ him.

In a letter written to the chairman of the company on Thursday, Mr. Kejriwal said there should be no ill-will against Jitendra Pathak who did what he did under political pressure or misunderstanding.


“Removing him from service will not serve any purpose. On the contrary it will be a kind of violence against him and his family.”

A member of the anti-corruption movement said, Mr. Pathak was also facing problems with his landlord who had asked him to vacate his house.


Sandal thrown at Kejriwal in LucknowOctober 18, 2011