Video: Throw as many shoes as you want; I am not scared, Rahul to BJP, RSS

, 4:42 PM IST

New Delhi : Hours after shoe was hurled at Rahul Gandhi during a road show in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur on Monday, the Congress Vice President blamed the BJP and RSS after the attack. He said that he was not scared and remains unaffected over the incident of shoe hurling.

“I was just traveling on a bus and a shoe was thrown at me. It didn’t hit me. I want to tell the BJP and RSS that you can throw as many shoes at me but I am not backing down. I am not scared of you. I will continue believing in love and harmony and you can stick with hate,” the Congress leader said while addressing a gathering.

A shoe was hurled at Rahul Gandhi while he was riding in an open top vehicle in Sitapur, around 85 km from Lucknow. The show hit the person, former union minister Jitin Prasada, who was behind Rahul Gandhi.

“The Congress has left the country in the dumps in the past 60 years. I have been a journalist for two years and I know…What were they doing when they were in power?” the show thrower Anoop Mishra, who claimed to be a journalist, said.

Rahul Gandhi is on a month long ‘Kisan Yatra’ in Uttar Pradesh, where elections are slated for early next year.