Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's car was pelted with stones on Friday while he was on his way to the helipad after meeting flood victims in Gujarat's Banaskantha, where he was touring flood-hit areas. While the Congress blamed the BJP for the attack, BJP has denied any involvement. "This is absolutely false. If any incident has happened, it is unfortunate. I don't think BJP is behind this," said BJP MP Jagdambika Pal.
However, Twitterati was in no mood to spare the BJP and #StonePelterBJP started trending just minutes after reports emerged that people waving black flags and shouting slogans in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attacked the convoy.
— Nizam Qureshi (@NizamQureshi88) August 4, 2017
Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala and Ashok Gehlot accused the BJP of crossing all limits by attacking the Opposition and demanded a response from the prime minister.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) August 4, 2017
Rahulji is an SPG protectee. An attack under Gujarat BJP Govt's watch reflects not only serious lapse but tacit complicity. Will PM answer? pic.twitter.com/BYIctbUPqe — Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) August 4, 2017
Another Congress leader termed the incident "politics at its lowest."
— Amrita Dhawan (@AmritaDhawan1) August 4, 2017
Meanwhile, Rahul said that his party won't back down because of some black flags and stones. He said they will do anything in their power to help the people.
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani condemned the attack on Rahul's convoy and tweeted that he has asked all officers to take strict action against those responsible.
I condemn the unfortunate attack on Rahul Gandhi's convoy. I have instructed officers to take strict action against those responsible.
— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) August 4, 2017
A Twitter user took the liberty of relating the incident with the ongoing Income Tax department's raid on Karnataka minister Shivakumar.
Another person tweeted that the land of Gandhi has transformed into the land of Godse.
— David S (@dsal821179) August 4, 2017
Like any other day, Rahul is being discussed extensively on Twitter. Some term the incident "murder of democracy" while others say that the Congress staged the attack. Let's have a look at some of the reactions.
#rahulgandhi guys now a days congres facing its worst day that's why doing all this drama . Seeing election time why BJP will harm itself😙😙
— Karuna Tyagi (@i_am_karuna) August 4, 2017
— ashfaque nabi (@AshfaqueNabi) August 4, 2017
Updated Date: Aug 04, 2017 19:37 PM