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FIR Registered As Congress Blames 'BJP Goons' For Attack On Rahul Gandhi's Convoy

The attack took place on his convey in Gujarat's Dhanera

04/08/2017 8:14 PM IST | Updated 04/08/2017 8:15 PM IST
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BANASKANTHA -- An FIR has been registered in the incident where anonymous persons attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's convoy at Gujarat's Dhanera on Friday.

Talking to the media here, 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.

"Gujarat police, Convoy martial and officers of SP also appealed to him to shift to the bullet proof convoy for security reasons. Rahul Gandhi, later, sat into a vehicle provided by the party," he added.

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.

Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and wrote, "Narendra Modi ji's slogans, black flags and stones will not stop us.... We will put in all our might into the service of people."

Surjewala branded the attack on Gandhi's convoy "disgusting and disgraceful, accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the latter must know the truth can't be silenced.

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.

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