A shoe was hurled at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during a roadshow in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh on Monday, reported CNN-News 18.
According to PTI, Hariom Sharma, a resident of Shastri Nagar locality, flung his shoe from a distance at Rahul at Transport Crossing, from where the roadshow started. However, the shoe did not hit him. The youth was immediately detained by the police and taken into custody.
The youth was heard saying the "roadshow is useless", according to an eyewitness.
The Congress leader has been on a poll campaign in the election-bound state.
Local hurls a shoe towards Congress VP Rahul Gandhi during his road show in Sitapur(UP),detained by police pic.twitter.com/oU3YsB3Fru
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#UPDATE | The man who hurled shoe at Rahul Gandhi has been taken into custody
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Earlier in September, villagers had taken hundreds of cots after the Congress vice-president left the venue in Rudrapur. The incident had overshadow the first day of Rahul's mega outreach programme in UP.
With inputs from agencies