Rahul Gandhi says attack on my car carried out by BJP-RSS people

Rahul Gandhi's car pelted with stones: While BJP in Gujarat termed the stone pelting on Rahul Gandhi's convoy a "political gimmick", the Congress in alleged that it was carried out by BJP members, who also raised black flags during Gandhi's tour.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 5, 2017 3:16 pm
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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that workers belonging to the BJP and RSS were behind the attack on his car in Gujarat. “Jo apne aap kaam karta hai, wo condemn kaise karega, (How can one, who is involved himself, condemn?)” the party vice-president said when asked about the absence of any statement from the PM condemning the attack on him. He also said, “Modi ji aur BJP-RSS ka rajneeti ka tareeka hai, kya keh sakte hain? (It is a way of Modi ji’s and BJP-RSS politics, what can one say?)”

Earlier, Gandhi had declared that he will not be deterred by the incident. “Narendra Modi ji’s slogans, black flags and stones will not stop us…. We will put in all our might into the service of people,” he had said on Twitter.


Gandhi’s car, in which he was travelling to visit the flood-affected areas in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, was hit by stones. The impact broke the rear left window of the car. While BJP in Gujarat termed the incident a “political gimmick”, the Congress alleged that it was carried out by BJP members, who also raised black flags during Gandhi’s tour.

Congress leaders reacted strongly to the attack, with former PM Manmohan Singh saying, “Political violence has no place in a functioning democracy.”

Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who accompanied the party scion on his recent tour to Rajasthan to survey the flood situation, also accused the BJP of engaging in dirty politics. “What sort of politics is the BJP govt practicing? Allowing such attack on Rahul Gandhi’s vehicle. This must be condemned in the strongest terms,” he said.

Congress spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee blamed the state government of failing to provide security cover to the Congress vice-president. “This is a premeditated attack. Rahul ji is a SPG protectee; It is the duty of the state government to ensure his safety. This is a major security breach,” she said to ANI.

(with inputs from agencies)

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  1. A
    Aug 5, 2017 at 3:56 pm
    It is again a new topic shared or created By congress Rahul gandhi,He has habit of getting mocked by himself his activities. He thought by doing this he will get public support but now this story will not work. Why he is doing childish work he should have grown by now.he is remain as PaPu of congress party .He is a big Jerk ,because of money power he is so famous , but doing things that would make him famous. Congress has no good face to show up show some genuine issues . All issues till raise by Cong. party are base less . No opposition party is presenting strong issue , only they are creating hungam .
    1. Raj Pan
      Aug 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm
      To get some spotlight and avoid AICC name in cash corruption with Congres MLA who is caught, this drama is being created. People are frustrutated with congress since under papu guidance all gujarat MLA has been sent to Karnataka to protect and save Ahmad Patel. Congress is not interested of common people but interested to protect Ahmad Patel and his empire.
      1. E
        Aug 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm
        your mother had killed Indiraji because she is a mafia who had looted the nation and media is supporting you.
        1. Manas Sarkar
          Aug 5, 2017 at 3:06 pm
          As long as Pappu is VP of congress, BJP will win, why do they attach him?People hate him, so attacked him. When people needs MLA s pappu send them to Bangalore, so people attacked him.
          1. K
            Aug 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm
            There is no safety and security for the Opposition Leader too. How the minorities and people of India expect good governance from this power hunger Govt. God only save our India and Indians.
            1. Nitin Deolekar
              Aug 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm
              it looks mere very well planned drama by dirty dozen from congress?? BJP is not mad to throw stone at Rahul-ji. Nobody can get opponent like Hon.Rahul-ji. Till the time rahul is congress king, no harm to BJP for next 50 years?
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                Lucian DSilva
                Aug 30, 2017 at 5:08 pm
                True, no safety and security to the present opposition leaders. But 3 years back Opposition Leaders thrived on the available safety and security everywhere. Bias ruler, want "Opposition Mukt Environment". Dictator rule. Kejriwal was also attacked in Gujarat.
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