A man flung shoes at BJP leaders addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters here on Thursday. It was not immediately clear why the person, who identified himself as a doctor by profession, threw the shoes. He was immediately bundled out by security guards at the party office and will be handed over to police.
At the time of the incident, BJP leaders Bhupendra Yadav and G V L Narsimha Rao were addressing the media with Rao attacking the Congress for defaming Hindus by foisting “false cases” on Hindutva activists, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.
He was immediately bundled out by security guards at the party office and will be handed over to police.
Check out the video of the incident, as shared by ANI:
The man who hurled the shoe has been detained. Rao’s press briefing was on the induction of Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya into the party. BJP is fielding Pragya from Bhopal where she will be up against Congress’ Digvijaya Singh.
At the time of the incident, Rao was attacking the Congress for defaming Hindus by foisting “false cases” on Hindutva activists, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.
The incident happened on a day when voting is being held in the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. A total of 95 parliamentary constituencies have gone to vote in 11 states and one Union Territory today.
Lok Sabha Elections are being held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19, with votes slated to be counted on May 23.
In the meantime, the BJP MP has held Congress responsible for the attack
In a video shared by ANI, Rao can be heard condemning the incident and blaming the Congress for it. “This is a condemnable action on the part of the Congress party. This is yet another attempt by another Congress inspired person, who comes in here to show the same kind of mentality,” he said. The man, whose identity is yet unknown was seen being escorted out by party workers.
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