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