The incident took place around 6 pm while Ms Birla was returning from a function organized in the crowded R-Block area. She was seated on the front seat of her WagonR at the time.
“Someone threw an object at my car causing a crack in the windscreen,” Ms Birla told the police in her complaint.
The new Women and Child Development Minister who, at 26, is also the youngest in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet, later said, “I am safe. I am undeterred (by the incident) and I don’t need any security.”
Mr Kejriwal and his group of ministers have decided against taking police cover. He has also repeatedly asserted that his party will end the “VIP culture” that politicians are attuned to, starting with its most glaring symbols – vehicles with read beacons or lal batti, and heavy security.
The 45-year-old chief minister had, on Saturday, reiterated his refusal to avail security cover. Showing his palm, Mr Kejriwal said that his lifeline is quite long, indicating that he wasn’t worried about his safety. (Read)
“The people are my biggest security. Whoever is worried about my security, please pray. That is all I ask for,” he had earlier said, before taking charge as chief minister.