Rahul Gandhi’s car attacked in Gujarat, Congress alleges BJP hand

By: | Updated: August 4, 2017 4:58 PM

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's convoy was attacked in Gujarat on Friday afternoon, reported multiple news channels. The Congress VP was in the state to take a note of the flood situation but was welcomed by the protesters who reportedly pelted stones at Rahul's car.

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s convoy was attacked in Gujarat on Friday afternoon, reported multiple news channels. The Congress VP was in the state to take a note of the flood situation but was welcomed by the protesters who reportedly pelted stones at Rahul’s car. Earlier Times Now had reported that locals had raised black flags against Rahul Gandhi. Responding to the incident, Congress has accused BJP for the incident. The news was confirmed by Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala who took to Twitter to share the pictures of the incident. The senior party leader said it was a disgusting and disgraceful act. “BJP goons attack Cong VP Rahulji’s car in Lal Chowk, Dhanera, Banaskanta, Gujarat. Disgusting & disgraceful,” said Congress spokesperson RS Surjewala on the micro-blogging website.

Soon after the incident took place another senior leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi while talking to reporters blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party for the incident. He said that Rahul Gandhi was attacked with the cement bricks and the SPG who was with him has suffered minor injuries. “Rahul Gandhi was attacked with cement bricks by BJP goons, SPG with him suffered minor injuries; should be condemned unequivocally,” Singhvi was quoted saying by ANI.

Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party, Singhvi further asked, “are we reaching a space in our democracy where political opponents are not going to be allowed to practice democratic politics?”

The Banaskantha Superintendent of Police Neeraj Badgujar confirmed the news to The Indian Express by saying that a stone was thrown at the car in which Rahul was on his way to the helipad after meeting flood victims at Dhanera. One of the windows was damaged, the SP added. Currently, Rahul Gandhi is in Gujarat to visit the flood-affected district which has six Congress MLAs. None of the party MLAs have visited the district since they are away at a Bengaluru resort to avoid being poached ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections on August 8.

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