Cops de­tain man; not scared says Gandhi; Gu­jarat CM Ru­pani con­demns at­tack

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Gand­hi­na­gar: Congress vice-pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi es­caped un­hurt af­ter a man pelted stones on his car that broke the rear wind­screen while he was on his way from Lal Chowk to the he­li­pad in Dhan­era in Gu­jarat’s Banaskan­tha district on Friday. Gandhi was on a visit to the flood-af­fected town.

“We have de­tained the per­son who threw stones on the ve­hi­cle of Rahul Gandhi,” Banaskan­tha su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Neeraj Badgu­jar said. Ear­lier in the day, Gandhi was heck­led by pro­test­ers at an event. He left the stage in a huff af­ter making a brief speech in Lal Chowk area af­ter pro­test­ers waived black flags and some peo­ple raised slo­gans hail­ing Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi.

Re­act­ing to the in­ci­dent, Rahul Gandhi said that he was not one to be scared of slo­ga­neer­ing or stone pelt­ing. Speak­ing to peo­ple at Uni vil­lage in Banaskan­tha, Rahul said “farm­ers of the coun­try were not happy. Youth wants em­ploy­ment. Th­ese two is­sues need to be worked onandtruthis­noworkhas­been­done in th­ese ar­eas.Modi had promised to changeIn­dia.He­was­give­nachance. The anger and dis­con­tent that is be­ing spread across the coun­try is to di­vert­peo­ple­fro­mask­ingth­e­se­ques­tions,” Rahul said. Congress Ra­jya Sabha can­di­date and party chief So­nia Gandhi’s po­lit­i­cal sec­re­tary Ahmed Pa­tel in a

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