Rahul blames BJP-RSS for shoe hurled at him in Sitapur
A shoe was hurled at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Sitapur on Monday. Though the shoe completely missed him, Gandhi scion accused RSS/BJP for the incident and stated that he doesn’t fear them.
“Want to tell BJP/RSS people, hurl as many shoes on me as possible but am not scared of you. I wouldn’t back off. Your anger is your weakness. I am not going to take it (anger) even if you try to give it to me,” said Gandhi.
The 46-year-old Amethi MP, who resumed his Kisan Yatra, was riding on top of an open vehicle during roadshow in Sitapur when a shoe was thrown at him. Stating that the ‘shoe-hurling’ chapter is over for him, Gandhi added, “You hurled shoe at me, it went past me. For me this chapter is over. Your anger is with you, I am good with my love and brotherhood.”
The man who had hurled shoe at Gandhi was arrested by the police.
Congress VP started his Kisan Yatra from Deoria on September 6 and travelled 2,229 kms in first phase which ended in Lucknow on September 23. Congress VP resumed his Kisan Yatra from Lucknow on Monday and was heading towards Lakhimpur Kheri via Sitapur. Apart from holding roadshow in Sitapur, he addressed public meetings and Khat Sabhas on his way to Lakhmipur Kheri.
Meanwhile, addressing a public meeting in Sidhauli, Gandhi again slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi by accusing him of neglecting farmers, laborers and youth. Referring to media reports that PM will interact with farmers via internet, Gandhi said, “Modiji is all set to speak to farmers through internet. He is our PM and instead of sitting in his home, he should come to the fields and talk to farmers. Modiji should inquire from the farmers, labourers, unemployed youths and women about their problems and that too in person.”
Congress VP during his Kisan Yatra, which is part of party’s UP poll campaign, has been raising the issue of loan waiver for farmers as well as cut in electricity bill.