APCC condemns attack on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat

  • APCC condemns attack on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat

APCC condemns attack on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's auto was attacked with stones while he was touring the flood-hit Banaskantha district of Gujarat on Friday.

Shortly after the attack, Rahul Gandhi met people affected by floods in Banaskatha's Runi village.Thousands of people in Gujarat have been affected by floods for more than 10 days.

"Stones were thrown at the vehicle in which Rahul was on his way to the helipad after meeting flood victims in Dhanera area".

Disgusting and disgraceful. Windowpanes of Congress VP's auto broken in an organized attack by goons, security staff injured.

Congress leaders straight forwardly slammed BJP party members for the deed.

After this, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani tweeted, "It would have been good that Rahul Gandhi and Congress did help people and did not show off. Rahul Gandhi's style is unique in the party".

However, Rahul Gandhi escaped unhurt as he was reportedly sitting in the front seat of the auto.

Attempting to give a speech in Dhanera town, Rahul was heckled into ending his speech prematurely. "BJP must know truth can't be silenced", he added. He said the Congress would not let the ruling party to take political advantage of flood victims.

The Delhi unit of the Congress also "condemned" the attack on Gandhi, saying it will hold a protest outside the Guajrat Bhawan here tomorrow over the issue. In fact, in an attempt to one-up the Modi's aerial survey, Rahul made a decision to go the extra mile and survey the area on foot. Kathwadia said: "Rahul Gandhi has come here to address people's problems but BJP is indulging in dirty politics". Following the incident, stones were pelted at Mehsana BJP office. "In current political scenarios some political parties, Congress party in particular is even politicising the calamity like floods", said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.

Over 270 persons are estimated to have died and 4.5 lakh people affected by the floods in the state.