Vitthal Radadia brandishing gun ‘extremely disturbing’: Congress

The party will give Radadia a chance to explain his act before pronouncing the judgement.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: October 12, 2012 7:41:13 pm

Congress on Friday described as “extremely disturbing” its Lok Sabha MP from Gujarat Vitthal Radadia for his act of brandishing a gun to threaten the employees of a toll plaza in the state.

“Images which are being shown on TV are disturbing undoubtedly. There is no running away from it. We are a little circumspect and cautious before we pronounce judgment. The process of natural justice does entail us to give him a chance to explain.

“We have asked the Gujarat PCC to send us a detailed report. It is extremely disturbing. I would be less than honest if I say I do not share…(that view),” party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters.

Radadia,apparently enraged at a toll plaza attendant asking him for the original I-card after his driver had shown a photocopy,was seen on national TV menacingly flashing his gun in front of the booth and repeatedly tapping the glass enclosure with the barrel.

Radadia,considered a ‘strongman’ in Saurashtra region,represents Porbandar constituency in Parliament.

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