Congress former chief Rahul Gandhi was rescued and moved inside the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ bus by his security personnel and party workers after a large saffron mob, including those carrying BJP flags and sticks and sloganeering Jai Shri Ram, flocked the yatra in Assam’s Sonitpur district on Sunday.
Congress said their workers and leaders were attacked by the BJP workers.
Their vehicles were attacked and media persons accompanying the party’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra were manhandled by BJP mob, Congress leaders alleged.
In videos, Rahul Gandhi can be seen moving out of a bus towards the saffron mob, after which his security personnel and party workers took him back into the vehicle after the unruly mob carrying the BJP flags and sloganeering Jai Shri Ram, ran in the yatra.
“ 20-25 BJP workers carrying sticks came in front of our bus, and when I came out from the bus, they ran away…they think that Congress is scared of BJP and RSS, they’re dreaming. They can tear as many posters and placards as they want, we don’t care. we are not scared of anybody, we are neither scared of PM Narendra Modi nor Assam CM,” ANI quoted Rahul Gandhi as saying.
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh’s vehicle was also attacked at Jumugurihat by BJP workers who also tore off the Yatra stickers from the windshield.
“My vehicle was attacked a few minutes ago at Jumugurihat, Sunitpur by an unruly BJP crowd who also tore off the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra stickers from the windshield. They threw water and shouted anti-BJNY slogans,” Ramesh wrote on X. “But we kept our composure, waved to the hooligans and sped away,” Ramesh added.