Rahul Gandhi pledges to raise Assam flood in Parliament

Rahul Gandhi pledges to raise Assam flood in Parliament

Another party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi accused alleged that BJP "goons" were behind the "dastardly" attack.

Condemning the attack on Congress Vice President, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said, "Political violence has no place in a functioning democracy". Later, as he reached Lal Chowk in Dhanera he met with crowds showing him black flags and shouting slogans for Prime Minister Modi while protesting against him.

Mr Gandhi, who was on his way to Silchar in Barrak Valley to attend the funeral of veteran Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev, landed at the North Lakhimpur airport, where Leader of Opposition in the Assam Assembly, Debabrata Saikia, and other senior Congress leaders received him.

Gandhi Friday faced protests in flood-hit Dhanera town of Banaskantha district in Gujarat where alleged BJP supporters hurled a cement brick at Gandhi's auto and showed him black flags.

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Congress MLA Randeep Surjewala took to Twitter to post the pictures of the vehicle that came under attack allegedly by BJP workers.

The Congress said Mr Gandhi was surveying flood-hit areas when his convoy was attacked with cement bricks. The worry is not just about defections in his party, but also the glaring omission of Congress MLAs at a time when the state is dealing with heavy rainfall and floods. Allowing such attack on Rahul Gandhi's vehicle. "We will not be deterred by such cowardly attempts to instil fear in us!" His auto was also attacked as some people allegedly threw stones at his vehicle while he was going to Banaskantha, according to CNN News 18. If any incident has happened it is unfortunate.

Party's nominee for the August 8 Rajya Sabha election Ahmed Patel, state president Bharatsinh Solanki and party in-charge for Gujarat Ashok Gehlot have visited north Gujarat.

The Congress leader, who arrived here today, first visited the worst-affected areas of Jainpur at Aamtola where an embankment of Ranganadi had been breached on July 9.

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