Protesting the attack on Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi during his visit to flood hit Gujarat, party’s women wing of Goa will send bangles to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, it said.
“We are sending boxes of bangles, which we have collected from our homes, to Prime Minister Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and the persons who threw stones at our leader’s car,” Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee president Pratima Coutinho said on Saturday.
Gujarat Police had on Saturday arrested a person named Jayesh Darji alias Anil Rathod for allegedly throwing a stone at Rahul Gandhi’s car in Banaskantha district on Friday during his visit to flood hit areas.
Congress claims he is a member of BJP’s youth outfit.
Terming the attack on Gandhi a cowardly act, Coutinho said, “India is a democratic country. Anybody can go anywhere without fear.”
Bangles (Churiya) are considered as a sign of weakness in India.
Gandhi had escaped unhurt in the attack in which the glass pane at the rear of his car was broken. The incident had triggered protests from the Congress.
(With PTI inputs)