Rahul Gandhi's car attacked, shown black flags in Gujarat
06:42 PM, August 04, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:50 PM, August 04, 2017

Rahul Gandhi's car attacked, shown black flags in Gujarat

Congress vice president of India, Rahul Gandhi's car was pelted with stones on Friday during his visit to the flood-affected town but he escaped unhurt.

A man threw stones at Gandhi's car, breaking its rear glass when Gandhi was on his way from Lal Chowk to the helipad in Dhanera, Times of India reports quoting Superintendent of Police(SP) of Banaskantha, Neeraj Badgujar.

Gandhi escaped unhurt, he added.

"We have detained the person who threw stones on the vehicle of Rahul Gandhi," Badgujar said.

Earlier, Rahul was heckled by protesters at an event.

He left the stage in a huff after making a brief speech in Lal Chowk area of the town in Banaskantha district after protesters showed black flags to him, the report also says.

Some of the people gathered at the spot also raised slogans hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Notably, the Congress MLA from the area is in Bengaluru as part of the party legislators who have been flown to the southern city apparently to avoid being "poached" by the BJP ahead of the August 8 Rajya Sabha polls.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi accused the BJP "goons" of carrying out the "dastardly" attack.

He said that several cars in the convoy were damaged, their window panes smashed and an SPG man suffered minor injury.

Source: Times of India


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