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18/04/2019 1:44 PM IST | Updated 18/04/2019 2:05 PM IST

Shoe Thrown At BJP MP Narasimha Rao During Press Conference

The incident took place at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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A shoe was thrown at BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao at the party’s headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.

Rao and BJP leaders Bhupendra Yadav were holding a press briefing when the incident took place.

The man who threw the shoe was seen being taken out of the room by security guards soon after.

It is not clear why the person, who identified himself as a doctor by profession, threw the shoes. He will be handed over to police, PTI reported.

Rao’s press briefing was on the induction of Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya into the party. BJP is fielding Pragya from Bhopal where she will be up against Congress’ Digvijaya Singh.

At the time of the incident, Rao was attacking the Congress for defaming Hindus by foisting “false cases” on Hindutva activists, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.

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