Gujarat CM appoints senior officer to investigate into attack on Rahul Gandhi's convoy

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had earlier taken to Twitter to condemn the incident and assure an inquiry into the same.

Published: 05th August 2017 08:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2017 08:30 AM   |  A+A-

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani (File|PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Reacting to the Congress' barbs and demand of launching a probe into the incident where party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's convoy was allegedly attacked by unidentified men in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has informed that a senior officer has been appointed to investigate the incident in detail and assured that a strict action will be taken against the guilty.

“Govt has appointed Add DG rank officer to investigate in detail&will tk strict action agnst those found responsible (sic),” Rupani tweeted.

Rupani had earlier taken to Twitter to condemn the incident and assure an inquiry into the same.

“I condemn the unfortunate attack on Rahul Gandhi's convoy. I have instructed officers to take strict action against those responsible,” he tweeted.

Earlier on Friday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) goons allegedly broke Rahul's car with heavy stones on his way to the helipad after meeting flood victims at Gujarat's Dhanera.

After this assertion, Gandhi further attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying such obstacles like raising black flags, throwing stones won't stop them from helping people.

Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and wrote, "Narendra Modi ji's slogans, black flags and stones will not stop us.... We will put in all our might into the service of people."

Surjewala branded the attack on Gandhi's convoy "disgusting and disgraceful," accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the latter must know the truth can't be silenced.

Also, earlier, Rahul visited flood affected areas in Gujarat where he was shown black flags by a group of protesters.

Addressing the villagers and the media, Rahul Gandhi said that he was in Assam the other day, Rajasthan on Friday and now in Gujarat.

Amidst his speech, few people waved black flags to which he asked the guards to let them in, and saying, "I don't care." 

"It's a difficult and grievous time for all of you and so I wanted to come amongst you all," he said addressing the crowd.

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