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Rahul Gandhi’s convoy attacked in Gujarat

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Banaskantha: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s car was pelted with stones while he was travelling during his tour to the flood-affected Banaskantha district of Gujarat on Friday.

Window panes of the car were broken in the attack, but Rahul Gandhi escaped unhurt as he was sitting in the front seat, as per sources.

Rahul was travelling with SPG commandos some of whom were reportedly injured in the attack as they were sitting in the back, sources said.

“BJP goons attack Congress VP Rahulji’s car in Lal Chowk, Dhanera, Banaskanta, Gujarat. Disgusting and disgraceful,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a tweet on Friday.

The BJP, however, said it was an unfortunate incident and the party had no role to play in it.

Gandhi is to take a tour of Banaskantha and Patan districts, which are the worst-affected regions in the floods in the state in 70 years. North Gujarat is otherwise a drought-prone region.

Over 200 persons are estimated to have died and 4.5 lakh people affected by the floods in the state.

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