In a "Gandhigiri" style of protest against Friday's attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat, Youth Congress workers in the city on Saturday showered flowers on the BJP office at suburban Ghatkopar in Mumbai. The incident happened when Gandhi was visiting the Banaskantha area of the state and was on his way from Lal Chowk to the helipad in Dhanera, said Banaskantha superintendent of police Neeraj Badgujar. One person held over attack One person was on Saturday arrested for allegedly throwing a stone on the vehicle of Gandhi.
Palanpur unit BJP youth wing general secretary Jayesh Darji was arrested by the Banaskantha district on Saturday after registering an FIR, which also names three others. "The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) lie is getting exposed and their true face is coming out", Congress leader Anand Sharma told ANI.
Stone-throwing acquired a new dimension on Friday as Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's convoy was hit by a cement brick, while he was touring the flood-devastated Banaskantha district of Gujarat.
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"The attack on Rahul Gandhi is very controversial". Rahul was travelling with SPG commandos some of whom were reportedly injured in the attack as they were sitting in the back.
Echoing similar sentiments, Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi said that the BJP was already shouting political slogans against Gandhi even before the attacks took place.
The Congress said the "murderous" attack on Rahul Gandhi was orchestrated the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and that both parties believed in violence, intimidation and physical assaults on political opponents or leaders. "What else can we say", Gandhi said outside Parliament. Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad also condemned the attack on Gandhi, saying that it was a "pre-planned conspiracy". "Govt has appointed Add DG rank officer to investigate in detail&will tk strict action against those found responsible (sic)", Rupani tweeted.