Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s car was pelted with stones on Friday in the Dhanera town of Gujarat where he was on a visit to meet flood victims, PTI reported. Superintendent of Police of Banaskantha district Neeraj Badgujar said the rear glass of Gandhi’s car was damaged in the attack.
An First Information Report has been filed against unidentified people. “Investigation will be done,” Badgujar told ANI.
The Congress scion was also shown black flags when he had gone to the Agricultural Produce Market Committee, according to The Indian Express. Tweeting about the attack, Gandhi said sloganeering, black flags and stone pelting by the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party would not deter the Congress. He said the party would make utmost efforts to help the flood-affected people.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also blamed the BJP for the attack. He claimed that the windowpanes of the Congress vice-president’s car were broken in the “organised attack”, and that his security staff had sustained injuries. Surjewala claimed that violence and physical assault were part of BJP’s culture.