Jarnail Singh, a journalist from Hindi daily Dainik Jagran, on Tuesday hurled a shoe at union home minister P Chidambaram protesting against CBI’s clean chit to senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler accused in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
This incident occurred while Chidambaram was addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi. The shoe missile, however, missed its target.
Chidambaram smiled affably as the journalist was escorted out of the press conference hall by the security personnel. Later, he was taken away by the police.
A similar incident occurred sometime ago when a journalist hurled a shoe at US President Bush that too while addressing a press conference.
It looks like the era of throwing tomatoes and eggs are passé. Shoe missiles are in.
Journalist throw shoe at Chidambaram video