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Protesting Attack on Rahul, Goa Congress Women's Wing to Send Bangles to PM Modi, Shah

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was in Gujarat to meet the flood victims after criticism mounted of Gujarat Congress MLAs, currently holed up in Karnataka to guard them against what Congress calls a "BJP-sponsored poaching" in the state.

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Updated:August 6, 2017, 4:57 PM IST
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Protesting Attack on Rahul, Goa Congress Women's Wing to Send Bangles to PM Modi, Shah
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New Delhi: The women's wing of the Goa Congress has said that it will send bangles to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, protesting against the attack on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's car in Gujarat, two days ago.

"We are sending boxes of bangles, which we have collected from our homes, to Prime Minister Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and the persons who threw stones at our leader's car," Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee president Pratima Coutinho told reporters on Saturday.

She said throwing stones was a cowardly act against the person who had gone to console the people suffering due to the floods, PTI reported.

"India is a democratic country. Anybody can go anywhere without fear," Coutinho said. The BJP should know that Gandhi, whose family members have sacrificed their lives for the country, would not be afraid of such attacks, she said.

Rahul was in Gujarat to meet the flood victims after criticism mounted of Gujarat Congress MLAs, currently holed up in Karnataka to guard them against what Congress calls a "BJP-sponsored poaching" in the state.

Rahul escaped unhurt in the attack by unknown people in which the rear glass of his car had broken.

Minutes after the attack, Rahul took to Twitter that he will not be "bogged own by Modi's slogans", black flags and stones. "We will deploy our full strength to help people."

The Gujarat Police had yesterday arrested a person, identified as Jayesh Darji alias Anil Rathod, for allegedly throwing a stone at Gandhi's car in Banaskantha district on Friday when he was on a visit to the flood-hit areas.

Congress leaders claimed that Darji was a local office bearer of the BJP's youth outfit.

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| Edited by: Mirza Arif Beg
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