Summary: Bareilly: Scores of Congress workers gathered at Chawki Chauraha here on Sunday afternoon to protest against the attack on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat on Friday.
The state government said Rahul had not taken the bullet-proof vehicle provided to him and instead made a decision to travel in the auto of one of his party-workers.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's auto was pelted with stones on Friday during his visit to this flood-affected town but he escaped unhurt, police said. "The BJP leadership should apologise to the nation", he said. "Jayesh Darji is the secretary of Banaskantha district BJP Yuva Morcha".
"Why has national leadership of BJP not condemned the attack on Rahul Gandhi's vehicle (sic)?", he wrote on Twitter. Are they being asked to throw stones at the members of opposition parties? His vehicle was attacked by black flag-waving crowds but Gandhi continued with his tour undaunted.
On Saturday, Congress workers across Gujarat staged protests and organised rallies, with Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Dhanera witnessing aggressive scenes.
"In Friday's incident, BJP workers threw such a huge stone that my personal security officer was injured". "It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP and the RSS' way of doing politics".
Many people in Manipur are apprehensive that the State may be disintegrated at the influence of RSS-BJP, Subhashchandra said.
Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not succeed in making Congress-free India (Congress-mukt Bharat).
"In a democracy there is no room for violence and attack against political leaders". "Their anti-people and anti-Gujarat mindset is not a secret", Rupani tweeted after the attack on Rahul Gandhi's auto. "But I urge them to divert their energy in helping the people affected by floods in the state", tweeted Rahul Gandhi.