Convoy of the Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi was attacked in Gujarat on Friday afternoon during his tour to the BJP-ruled state to take a note of the flood situation. The miscreants, who were reportedly chanting pro-Modi slogans, have allegedly pelted stones at Rahul’s car, which was destroyed completely. Responding to the incident, Congress has accused BJP of the incident.
Reports also suggest that BJP workers had also raised black flags against Rahul Gandhi.
Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala took to Twitter to share the pictures of the incident.
He further said it was a disgusting and disgraceful act. “BJP goons attack Cong VP Rahulji’s car in Lal Chowk, Dhanera, Banaskanta, Gujarat. Disgusting & disgraceful,” the senior Congress leader wrote on the micro-blogging website.
Violence & physical attack have become BJP’s culture.Cong & Rahulji get more determined to raise people’s voice after every attackRandeep Surjewala, Congress Spokesperson
Windowpanes of Congress vice president’s car broken in an “organized attack by goons,” security staff injured. BJP must know truth can't be silenced, he added.
Rahul was also shown black flags by the locals while he was visiting flood-hit areas of North Gujarat.
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi also blamed the BJP 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.
This is a dastardly attack. Do they think they can silence the opposition, they can cow down anybody with violence?Abhishek Manu Singhv, Congress Leader
“are we reaching a space in our democracy where political opponents are not going to be allowed to practice democratic politics?” Singhvi asked.
The Banaskantha region has six Congress lawmakers but they are at a resort in Bengaluru, away from the drama of Rajya Sabha polls. It is one of the areas in Gujarat worst affected by the flood.