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Rahul Gandhi's car vandalised in Gujarat visit: Youth Congress stages protest near BJP headquarters, demands apology from PM

New Delhi: The Youth Congress staged a protest near the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, demanding "dismissal" of the Gujarat government over an alleged attack on Rahul Gandhi in the western state on Friday.

File image of Rahul Gandhi. PTI

File image of Rahul Gandhi. PTI

The protesters took out a torch procession from the Indian Youth Congress office to the Ashoka Road and were stopped close to the BJP headquarters by the police.

"Gujarat government has no right to remain in power if it can not protect a leader like Rahul Gandhi. The Centre should dismiss it," Youth Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja said.

Gandhi Friday faced protests in flood-hit Dhanera town of Banaskantha district in Gujarat where alleged BJP supporters hurled a cement brick at Gandhi's car and showed him black flags.

The Youth Congress activists, raising slogans against the Gujarat government, also demanded an apology from the Prime Minister and the Home Minister over the attack on the party vice president.

"The Prime Minister and the Home Minister should apologise for failing to protect Rahul Gandhi who is a prominent Opposition leader and whose father and grand mother were killed at the hands of terrorists," Raja said.

The Delhi unit of the Congress also "condemned" the attack on Gandhi, saying it will hold a protest outside the Guajrat Bhawan here tomorrow over the issue.

Published Date: Aug 04, 2017 22:52 PM | Updated Date: Aug 04, 2017 22:52 PM

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