BJP's true face emerging now: Congress on attack on Rahul

| Updated: Aug 05, 2017 03:51 IST

New Delhi [India] August 4 (ANI): Condemning the attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's convoy earlier today, senior party leaders have said that in a democratic country like India, there is no room for violence on political leader, adding that the true face of the Bharatiya Janata Party is getting exposed now. "In a democracy there is no room for violence and attack against political leaders. We have fought violence and communal agendas in the past. The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) lie is getting exposed and their true face is coming out," Congress leader Anand Sharma told ANI. He added that it is very clear that the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are getting disturbed by the tenacious efforts and campaigning of Rahul Gandhi and upsurge of Congress. "The attack on Rahul Gandhi is most shameful and deserves to be condemned in strongest terms. 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. Another senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that it is evidence of that fact that those who perpetrate violence and those who support it are responsible for this. "The attack on Rahul Gandhi is very controversial. A person who has a Special Protection Group (SPG) cover, if he is also not spared and stones are thrown and his car's windows are broken then it's a sad story which reflects on the establishment of how careless they are when it comes to protection of the Opposition leaders," Sibal said. He added that on the other hand the BJP is not taking action against the culprits. "We have also been seeing the kind of target that is being done by the BJP leaders of Opposition. This seems like a plan to make sure that India is without an Opposition," he asserted. Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered in the incident where anonymous persons attacked Rahul Gandhi's convoy at Dhanera today. Talking to the media, Banaskantha Superintendent of Police Neeraj Badgujar said, "Unknown persons started to pelt stones at that car which broke a glass of Rahul Gandhi's car. Fortunately, nobody has been hurt or wounded in the incident. We are registering a FIR in this case. I am supervising the procedure on the FIR." Badgujar informed that a bullet proof convoy was provided to the Congress Vice President by the police after the incident. Earlier, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala informed that BJP goons broke Congress VP's car with heavy stones on his way to the helipad after meeting flood victims at Dhanera. After Congress' assertion that 'BJP goons' attacked the Congress vice President's convoy at Dhanera, Gandhi further attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying such obstacles like raising black flags, throwing stones won't stop them from helping people. Earlier in the day, Gandhi visited flood affected areas in Gujarat where he was also shown black flags by a group of protesters. Addressing the villagers and the media, Rahul Gandhi said that he was in Assam the other day, Rajasthan on Friday and now in Gujarat. Amidst his speech, few people waved black flags to which he asked the guards to let them in, and saying, "I don't care." "It's a difficult and grievous time for all of you and so I wanted to come amongst you all," he said addressing the crowd. Thousands of people are still living in shelters in flooded areas. Since July 22, nearly 17 people have lost their lives in the state. Most of the roads of Rajasthan's Sirohi, Pali and Jalore districts have been blocked and the traffic movement is badly affected due to the massive floods in the state. (ANI)