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Rahul sees BJP, RSS hand in shoe attack


New Delhi: After the incident of a shoe being thrown at him in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the BJP and the RSS, saying that “such acts will neither scare him away nor weaken his resolve to fight for the farmers”.

“The BJP and RSS people think if they hurl shoes, Rahul Gandhi will stop fighting for the farmers. I am not going to step back. I am not scared of your shoes and anger,” Rahul Gandhi wrote in his Twitter account in Hindi.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, briefing the media persons on Monday, said, “Rahul Gandhi will not get intimidated by such attempts. This reflects how much the RSS and the BJP are scared. They are worried and that’s why they are resorting to such attempts. These attempts will only strengthen our party and weaken the BJP.”

“We condemn such dastardly acts by them,” he added.

A shoe was thrown at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday during his ongoing ‘Kisan Yatra’ in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, police said. The shoe missed the Gandhi scion by a whisker and he looked at the shoe as it zipped past him.

A youth has been arrested in this connection and taken to the Kotwali police station for interrogation.

He has been identified as Hari Om Mishra, resident of Hargaon, a police official told IANS.

Gandhi resumed his “Kisan Yatra” on Monday after a two-day break.


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