Shoe thrown at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during 'Kisan Yatra' in UP's Sitapur
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday faced ire from a local during a road show.
Sitapur: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday faced ire from a local during a road show.
A man hurled shoe at the Congress vice-president during a road show in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur. The shoe missed the mark.
The man who hurled the shoe has been identified as Hari Om Mishra. He is a local journalist. He has been detained by police.
Reportedly, the shoe attacker was upset with Rahul Gandhi's Kisan Yatra as he feels that the Congress vice-president is aware of ground reality and plight of farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul blames RSS, BJP
Rahul Gandhi has blamed BJP and RSS for the shoe attack.
"Want to tell BJP, RSS people...throw as many shoes on me as you want, I don't fear you," Rahul Gandhi said reacting to the shoe attack on him.
Rahul Gandhi is on 'Kisan Yatra' in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
BJP had mocked Rahul Gandhi's Kisan Yatra, dismissing it as "seasonal expression of sympathy in the season of elections" and claimed that while states ruled by it have seen maximum agricultural growth, those by Congress were known for cases of "land-grab".