Sitapur (UP), Sep 26: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi reacted on the shoe hurling incident happened with him during his roadshow in Uttar Pradesh. “Mujhe aapke joote aur gusse se dar nahi lagta (I am not scared of your anger or shoe),” said Rahul Gandhi after a shoe was hurled at him in Sitapur. “I want to tell the BJP and RSS that you can throw as many shoes at me but I am not backing down. I am not scared of you. I will continue believing in love and harmony and you can stick with hate,” Rahul Gandhi said while addressing a gathering after the incident. Also Read - Delhi MCD Election Results 2021 LIVE Updates: AAP Wins 4 Seats, Congress 1; Kejriwal, Sisodia Laud Victory
A shoe was today hurled at Rahul Gandhi during his roadshow. Rahul Gandhi, riding in an open top vehicle, was seen looking at the shoe thrown in his direction and then looking away after the object missed him. Hariom Sharma, a resident of Shastri Nagar locality, flung his shoe from a distance at Rahul at Transport Crossing, from where the roadshow started. However, the shoe did not hit him. (ALSO READ: Rahul Gandhi demands Narendra Modi government to come up with ‘Kisan Budget’) Also Read - 'Absolutely, It Was A Mistake': Rahul Gandhi On Emergency
The youth was immediately detained by the police and taken to the city police station. The youth was heard saying “roadshow is useless”, according to an eyewitness. Prima facie, the youth has no political links, police said. The matter was being probed. Rahul Gandhi is in Uttar Pradesh campaigning for his party for the upcoming elections in the state. Rahul Gandhi has been organising ‘Khat Sabha’ in different parts of the state in order to interact with farmers and discuss their problems.