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Published: Mon, August 07, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Rahul Gandhi attacked in Gujarat

Rahul Gandhi attacked in Gujarat

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.

At village after village, in several places, Gandhi faced crowds protesting against him but he chose to continue his tour and asserted, "I am not scared of such cowardly heckling or crowds shouting slogans for Narendra Modi". The glass pane at the rear of his vehicle was shattered as a piece of cement brick smashed through it when Gandhi was on his way to the helipad in Dhanera, police said.

BJP spokesman Sambit Patra said it was incorrect for the Congress to claim that the attack was carried out by goons. "I will fight for compensation, that is your right", he said. This absence during a time of crisis, especially as the state inches closer to polls, could affect the already beleaguered Congress party's prospects in the state. "I strongly condemn this attack which took place in police presence".

"Violence & physical attack have become BJP's culture.Cong & Rahulji get more determined to raise people's voice after every attack", Surjewala tweeted. An immediate release of Rs 250 crore was announced for for Assam.

"It's a hard and grievous time for all of you and so I wanted to come among you all", he said addressing the crowd. We can not be forced back by stones thrown by Narendra Modi's men. After interacting with the villagers, Rahul told reporters that the victims were yet to receive any kind of compensation from the state government. Rahul said, "There are floods here. The attack is condemnable".

On Gandhi's visit to villages in flood-hit Banaskantha district today, Rupani said it was a "photo-op exercise" and dubbed Gandhi a "perpetual tourist". He said investigation will be done against who had pelted stone.

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