Man tries to attack Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi with shoe
NEW DELHI: High drama was witnessed at the AICC headquarters here on Monday when a person posing as a journalist tried to attack party general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi with a shoe, apparently miffed over the treatment meted out to Ramdev.
The person, who was carrying an identification as Sunil Kumar of Nav-Sanchar Patrika from Rajasthan, came close to Dwivedi, removed his shoe and stopped short of hitting him with it. The middle-aged man, wearing a striped T-shirt, was heard telling Dwivedi that "you cannot stop us from asking questions."
The man was immediately caught by an AICC staffer and some journalists and was removed from the briefing hall while being beaten up. He was then taken away by police.
Dwivedi described the incident as "pre-planned" attack as he was to speak against Ramdev and his agitation which Congress leader said was conducted at the behest of Sangh Parivar. "Whatever, I said has been proved by this one man. Had this (attack) not been orchestrated, the person would not have asked favourable questions so that there were no doubts," he said.
Reacting to the development, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "It is obvious that there is an element of frustration and desperation among the Sangh Parivar. But I can't confirm whether the man belongs to RSS or BJP."
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh alleged the attacker was an RSS member.
"The man seems to be an RSS activist," he said. When asked as to how he can confirm that the attacker was an RSS activist, Singh claimed his ID card was found in his bag.
Singh said he has spoken to the Delhi police commissioner and asked him to find the antecedents of the person, including the organisation he belongs to. "I have asked the police commissioner to thoroughly question the attacker," he said. Read More