Attack on Rahul's convoy an expression of locals' anger towards him: BJP

Rahul Gandhi pledges to raise Assam flood in Parliament

Earlier today, branding the attack on Rahul Gandhi as "disgusting and disgraceful, Congress accused the ruling BJP saying the latter must know the truth can't be silenced".

However, Rahul Gandhi escaped unhurt as he was reportedly sitting in the front seat of the auto.

Rahul Gandhi said that the state government has failed to provide relief to the affected people. One of Rahul's security personnel was injured.

Dubbing the attack on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's auto in Banaskantha in Gujarat as a "dastardly" act, the Congress on Friday said that "violence and physical attack have become BJP's culture". "In current political scenarios some political parties, Congress party in particular is even politicising the calamity like floods", said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.

Responding to the incident, Rahul asked his party men to let the protesting locals come in and said that the "protest doesn't make any difference to him".

"For God's sake, don't call people goons". Though Rahul must be given credit for saying that he will not be bogged down by such acts of violence, but he should be a anxious man when it comes to his party's dwindling fortunes.

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Indirectly blaming Prime Minister Modi Rahul Gandhi soon after the incident said stones can not stop him from serving the people.

After his arrival at Lilabari airport in Lakhimpur, the Congress leader went straight to Bogolijan area in Lakhimpur district where the river breached its embankment to inundate a large area causing much hardship to the people. Yet all these MLAs are a part of the 44 MLAS who have been shepherded to Bengaluru before the August 8 Rajya Sabha election.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a brief visit to flood-hit Banasakantha district of Gujarat, was shown black flags while his auto was pelted with stones by the locals on Thursday. As many as 79 people have lost their lives in the devastating floods, eight of them from Guwahati.

Over 200 people have lost their lives in the flood and rain in the state out of which Banaskantha and Patan districts account for almost 70 of them. Flood and rain have left 220 people dead across the state this monsoon.

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and state Congress President Sachin Pilot accompanied him.

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