The Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee has said that it will send bangles to PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to protest the attack on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s car in Gujarat.
The Gujarat Police had arrested a person on 6 August, 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 had earlier claimed that Darji was a local office bearer of the BJP’s youth outfit. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, women’s wing President Pratima Coutinho said that the bangles, which are being sent by “courier parcel” to both the top BJP leaders, should be a reminder that they should fight politics head-on and not resort to stoning and vandalism.
“We have chosen bangles of various sizes and colours. Both Modi and Shah can choose the ones they want. Our party Vice President’s car was attacked by vandals from the BJP when he was touring Gujarat. They should have the guts to take Rahul ji on politically,” she said.
She said throwing stones was a cowardly act against the person who had gone to console the people suffering due to the floods.
“India is a democratic country. Anybody can go anywhere without fear. The BJP should know that Gandhi, whose family members have sacrificed their lives for the country, would not be afraid of such attacks“- Coutinho said.
Gandhi had escaped unhurt in the attack in which the glass pane at the rear of his car was broken. The incident had triggered protests from the Congress.
It remains to be seen how Narendra Modi and BJP Government would respond to the allegations made by the Congress Party.