Attack on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat was pre planned: Congress

Attack on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat was pre planned: Congress

"We arrested Darji after his name was given by Congress members during the course of investigation".

In a strong statement, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President Ashok Chavan termed it as a display of the "unscrupulousness practiced all over the country" since the BJP came to power at the Centre. "Jayesh Darji is the secretary of Banaskantha district BJP Yuva Morcha". He is the man who threw the stone at Rahul Gandhi. "This is their, and PM Modi's, way of politics", he said.

Ahmedabad, INDIA | An angry mob attacked the vehicle of the leader of the opposition indian Rahul Gandhi in the State of Gujarat (west), the supporters of Mr. Gandhi, accusing the ruling party of this attack. However, Rahul Gandhi asked workers to shift their attention towards helping flood-affected people.

On Saturday, Congress workers across Gujarat staged protests and organised rallies, with Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Dhanera witnessing aggressive scenes. Briefing media senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said it was the responsibility of the state government to ensure the safety and security of Mr Gandhi. "We want to make it clear to the BJP president, Gujarat Chief Minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Congress' voice can never be muzzled", Sharma asserted. "What can I say?"

Indirectly referring to the prime minister, Rahul Gandhi said, "Why the one, who has done this, would condemn the incident?"

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However, police believe that a man the gunmen were hunting for was not present in the church and so escaped the attack. Chief Jude Emecheta, who hails from Ozubulu , told NAN that "a dark cloud has befallen my peaceful town".

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has branded the development as "condemnable" and demanded more respect for the Vice-President of Congress from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) immediately after Rahul Gandhi's convoy was attacked in Gujarat.

Punjab BJP president Vijay Sampla on Sunday alleged that the stone throwing incident at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's auto in Gujarat appears to be "stage managed" by Congress to "gain public sympathy". Our job is to defeat them in elections and not pelting stone.

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

"Whatever happened is unacceptable in Indian democracy".

Many people in Manipur are apprehensive that the State may be disintegrated at the influence of RSS-BJP, Subhashchandra said. Gandhi was travelling to a flood-hit area in western Gujarat state Friday when a mob carrying black flags pelted stones at his convoy. The people who waved black flags at him also booed him out by chanting Modi-Modi slogans.