Hundreds of Congress workers held a march here on Saturday to protest against the attack on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's convoy in Gujarat a day earlier, which they said was an "attack on democracy".
In Ghatkopar, the Mumbai Youth Congress workers threw flowers inside the BJP office and shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. Gandhi will not buckle down by stone-throwing or showing black flags in his fight to help the needy people , As Reported By Tribune. Banaskantha superintendent of police Niraj Badgujar identified the accused as Jayesh Darji alias Anil Rathod. In Delhi, party workers protested outside the BJP headquarters.
Following protests and arrests, Rahul Gandhi said "Respect the sentiments of Congress workers in Gujarat protesting against admin not filing an FIR against the stone pelting".
"The attack on Rahul Gandhi is very controversial". Rahul Gandhi is going to travel to Gujarat quite frequently in the next few months.
Gandhi had yesterday faced protests in flood-hit Gujarat where a man pelted a stone at his vehicle.
The Congress Vice President was not hurt in Friday's attack, though his personal security officer was.
KPCC (Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee) President M M Hassan said that the BJP leadership instead of condemning the attack on Congress Vice President, was "justifying" it. "What else can we say", Gandhi said outside Parliament.
"Our party Vice President's vehicle was attacked by vandals from the BJP when he was touring Gujarat". Rajya Sabha Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the government should not take the incident lightly.
While the demand of the Congress leaders to include Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code for attempt to murder was not conceded, the sections that have been invoked provide for imprisonment up to a maximum of three years.
"We want to shame the BJP and its people and hence, we chose to do through "Gandhigiri". I have instructed officers to take strict action against those responsible.