"Gujarat government has no right to remain in power if it cannot protect a leader like Rahul Gandhi". Congress will ensure that its demands for aid to flood victims were fulfilled by the BJP governments, said Pilot.
"Window panes of Congress VP's auto broken in an organised attack by goons, security staff injured". Sitting in the front seat, he was travelling with elite Special Protection Guard commandos, some of whom were reportedly injured, said The Indian Express. "Will PM answer?", he asked. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced on Tuesday a total package of Rs 2,350 crore for all north eastern states for mitigating the impact of floods on short and long term basis.
The Congress party has, however, blamed the state's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the attack on its Vice President (VP).More news: SRK's Jab Harry Met Sejal movie review and story plot
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However, the BJP called it an unfortunate incident and denied any involvement.
"This is being done deliberately by the BJP to create an atmosphere of fear in Gujarat just before the assembly eletcions. This is yet another example of intolerance exhibited by the BJP and its workers openly".
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel sought the government to initiate an enquiry against those responsible for Mr Gandhi's safety. "This is absolutely false. I don't think BJP is behind this", BJP MP Jagdambika Pal was quoted by the Indian Express as saying.
Earlier, the Congress shared several pictures on social media where Rahul Gandhi was seen meeting with people hit by flood in Gujarat. Yet all these MLAs are a part of the 44 MLAS who have been shepherded to Bengaluru before the August 8 Rajya Sabha election.