DMK, VCK condemn attack on Rahul in Gujarat, Cong stages road roko

Aug 06, 2017, 00:51
DMK, VCK condemn attack on Rahul in Gujarat, Cong stages road roko

The Congress came out in full strength on Saturday to hold the BJP-RSS combine responsible for Friday's "murderous attack" on party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's vehicle in Gujarat, even saying it was part of a "pre-planned" conspiracy. "The BJP leadership should take the responsibility of the attack and apologise to the nation", Chandy said.

In Ghatkopar, the Mumbai Youth Congress workers threw flowers inside the BJP office and shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. They dispersed only after police announced the arrest of one person in this connection.

"Jayesh Darji is the secretary of Banaskantha district BJP Yuva Morcha". He was also shown black flags, that forced him to cut short his address at a gathering in Dhanera town of Banaskantha district and had to leave in a huff.

Following protests and arrests, Rahul Gandhi said "Respect the sentiments of Congress workers in Gujarat protesting against admin not filing an FIR against the stone pelting".

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"Being an SPG protectee, it is the duty of the Centre and state government to provide security to Gandhi. This is the style of politics of Modiji, BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh)", Gandhi said outside the Parliament where Vice Presidential election was underway.

"In yesterday's incident, the BJP workers hit a big stone at me that hit my PSO. What can I say?"

Gandhi later met flood victims in Banaskantha district of Gujarat where severe monsoon flooding has killed more than 200 people so far.

The former Union Minister said the Congress or its leaders will not be cowed by stone-pelters or those waving black flags in the fight to help those affected by floods in Gujarat.

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"This is their, and PM Modi's, way of politics", he said.

Another senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad called the attack a "pre-planned conspiracy".

Along with the picture, the party tweeted: "Congress VP Rahul Gandhi is fine but team members are injured".

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