Rahul Gandhi's vehicle attacked in Gujarat

05 August, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Wilson Dawson
  • Rahul Gandhi pledges to raise Assam flood in Parliament

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.

Gandhi Friday faced protests in flood-hit Dhanera town of Banaskantha district in Gujarat where alleged BJP supporters hurled a cement brick at Gandhi's vehicle and showed him black flags.

Rahul escaped unhurt in the attack in which the car's window panes were shattered.

The Congress on Friday alleged that BJP workers attacked Gandhi's convoy.

Not one to sit back, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, "For God's sake, don't call people goons".


The state revenue department through a gazette notification has declared Banaskantha and Patan districts where close to 70 people have died as "disaster-affected areas".

Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and wrote, "Narendra Modi ji's slogans, black flags and stones will not stop us".

He also said that the attack on his convoy is an expression of the people's anger, who are dealing with floods and exhausted of such politics and they should not be called goons.

Condemning the attack on Congress Vice President, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said, "Political violence has no place in a functioning democracy". He assured that the Congress will raise the matter of Assam floods in Parliament and ensure that the victims get compensated.

After the Congress alleged that "BJP goons" were behind the stone attack on Gandhi's auto, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the opposition party should not "abuse" people who are "angry" over the floods and "tired" of Rahul Gandhi's politics.

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