Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and members of his party were left in shock when out of nowhere a shoe was hurled at Rahul Gandhi on Monday in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh.
This incident was caught on tape and it can be seen that after the shoe was thrown, Congress Vice-President along within party members were looking behind trying to process what had just happened.
The shoe throwing culprit, Anoop Mishra, has been arrested and claims to be a journalist. “The Congress has left the country in the dumps in the past 60 years. I have been a journalist for two years and I know…What were they doing when they were in power?” he said while being taken away in the police van, reports NDTV.
Rahul Gandhi is currently undertaking a month-long ‘kisan yatra’ in the state just before crucial polls arrive early next year.
During the yatra, he will traverse across 233 of the 403 assembly constituencies through 39 districts of the state covering 2,500 km to reach out to people.
In 21 districts, Rahul will conduct ‘khaat sabhas’, where he will touch upon farmers’ plight, unemployment, the rising prices and the importance of communal harmony for social and economic development.