In a tour to the flood-hit area of Banaskanth district in the BJP-ruled Gujarat on Friday, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s car was pelted by stones. Although he managed to escape unhurt, some of his SPG commandos came under assault and were reportedly wounded as well as window panes of his car were broken.
The Congress Vice-President allegedly held the BJP-RSS workers responsible for pelting stones on his car in Gujarat.
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While paying visit the flood-affected region, the legislator from Amethi was passing through a crowd showing him black flags, throwing stones on his car and chanting slogans in favour of Narendra Modi
Reacting on the incident, Rahul Gandhi said he got more determined to serve the nation after this condemnable attack. Stone-pelting and black flag-raising can never stop him going through the common people across the country.
Congress spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee blamed the state government of failing to provide security cover to the Congress vice-president. “This is a premeditated attack. Rahul ji is a SPG protectee; It is the duty of the state government to ensure his safety. This is a major security breach,” she said to ANI.
On one hand, the Congress party asked all parties to condemn this incident, the BJP in Gujarat referred it as a “political gimmick”.
However, According to source, accused identified as Jayesh Darji a BJP leader has been arrested by Gujarat Police, “We have arrested Jayesh Darji, who is the main accused in the case,” Banaskantha Superintendent of Police (SP) Neeraj Badgujar told.
Source : IE