Congress flays attack on Rahul's vehicle, seeks answers from PM


Fortunately, nobody has been hurt or wounded in the incident.

"BJP goons attack Congress VP Rahulji's auto in Lal Chowk, Dhanera, Banaskanta, Gujarat".

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit flood-affected Banaskantha district in Gujarat tomorrow, a party statement said.

Banaskantha Superintendent of Police Neeraj Badgujar told the daily that Gandhi was on his way to the helipad after meeting flood victims in Dhanera when a stone was pelted at his vehicle. Reportedly, Rahul Gandhi will visit Barmer also.

Condemning the attack, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said: "The damage done to the motorcade and injury to security personnel clearly shows that it was a well-organised attack on Rahul Gandhi to harm him physically". The stones damaged the window panes of the auto in which Rahul Gandhi was travelling.

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After the attack, Mr Gandhi tweeted, "Neither black flags, nor stones will deter us".

Rahul Gandhi said that the state government has failed to provide relief to the affected people.

The Youth Congress activists, raising slogans against the Gujarat government, also demanded an apology from the Prime Minister and the Home Minister over the attack on the party vice president.

Surjewala branded the attack on Gandhi's convoy "disgusting and disgraceful, accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the latter must know the truth can't be silenced". He added that Congress party will help the people affected due to floods in other states as well.

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. "He assured us that he will raise these issues in the parliament", Congress worker Jagdish Manju told IANS from here.