Jarnail is among the 20 candidates announced by AAP on Sunday. (Agencies)
"I had applied for a ticket from West Delhi and was informed about my selection today," Jarnail said.
In April 2009, Jarnail, a journalist with a national daily then, had hurled a shoe at Chidambaram, who was then Home Minister, in protest against his remarks on the clean chit to Congress leaders in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
"He (Chidambaram) had said that he was happy that his friends (Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler) were exonerated. I was unhappy over this because he was the Union Home Minister then, and such words did not suit him,” Jarnail said.
"So, in a press conference at the AICC office, I asked him about his comments to which he responded that I was using the forum (press conference) for my agenda," Jarnail said.
Upset over this, Jarnail hurled a shoe at the minister as a ‘symbolic protest’.
"It did not hurt him. It was just a symbolic protest," Jarnail said.
After the incident, Jarnail received several requests from political parties to contest, but he declined the offers as he did not want to enter politics then. He was, however, impressed with AAP's slogan of clean politics.
Jarnail is among the 20 candidates announced by AAP on Sunday.