BJP youth wing leader arrested for attack on Rahul Gandhi's car

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with the flood affected people of Runi village in Banaskantha

He termed attack on Rahul Gandhi as an attempt to stifle voice of opposition parties but warned that congressmen throughout country would fight against the undemocratic modes and hooliganism being adopted by the BJP.

"While the people were welcoming him and telling him about their problems, the members of BJP were already shouting political slogans against Rahul Gandhi".

Raja blamed the BJP for the attacks as they happened in Gujarat, which is a BJP ruled state. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's auto was attacked on Friday when he was on his way from Lal Chowk to the helipad in Dhanera in Gujarat's Banaskantha district. "They should have the guts to take Rahul ji on politically", she said.

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".

Rahul Gandhi also said the attack on his convoy was carried out by the BJP and RSS workers and this was Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP's way of politics.

The Congress shared an image of Rahul Gandhi's auto on Twitter. He left the stage in a huff after making a brief speech in Lal Chowk area of the town in Banaskantha district after protesters showed black flags to him.

Window panes of the auto were broken in the attack, but Rahul Gandhi escaped unhurt as he was sitting in the front seat.

"Yesterday (Friday) such a large stone was thrown by the BJP workers". He pointed out that Gandhi is a national leader and his security was the responsibility of the BJP-led Gujarat government which has deliberately neglected it. This is how they and Modi conduct politics. "Rahul Gandhi was under SPG protection when he was attack by boulder". "What can I say?" Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad also condemned the attack on Gandhi, saying that it was a "pre-planned conspiracy".

"They believe in violence, intimidation and physical assaults on political opponents".

The Gujarat Chief Minister in fact not only camped in the area to oversee the relief operation, he paid visits to nearly every village, and even undertook personal door-to-door survey, wherever possible.

Congress leaders continued to criticise the attack a day later.

"We want to shame the BJP and its people and hence, we chose to do through "Gandhigiri".

Condemning the incident, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that a senior officer has been appointed to investigate the incident and assured that a strict action will be taken against the guilty.

"Rahul Gandhi's leadership style is working wonders in his party".

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