Shoe hurled at BJP MP GVL Rao during press meet on Pragya Thakur

New Delhi, Apr 18 (IANS): A shoe was hurled on Thursday at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, who blamed the Congress for the incident.

GVL Rao and other BJP leaders were addressing a press meet at the BJP headquarters here on the decision to name Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur as the party candidate from Bhopal when the man threw the shoe.

The attacker was caught immediately.

"This is a condemnable act by the Congress. This is yet another attempt by a Congress-inspired person who comes here to show the same kind of mentality," Rao said after the attack.

Subsequently, the Rajya Sabha member continued with the press conference.

It was not immediately known what prompted the person hurl the shoe. The accused identified himself as a doctor by profession, as per media reports.

The BJP has fielded Thakur as its candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. Thakur is an accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case, which is being heard by a National Investigation Agency court. She is currently on bail.


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  • SmR, Karkala

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    BJP leaders had once distanced themselves from Pragya Singh Thakur. And though several terror accused have been let off in the last five years, she is yet to be acquitted.

    Terrorist & BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya has insulted a martyr - a chowkidar- who died protecting the nation. A few hours ago Modi was calling others anti-national -If BJP doesn’t sack her, we shouldn't differentiate between BJP and ISI anymore.

    Hemant Karkare one of the finest police officers India has produced... tales and tales of his bravery... Pragya Thakur speaking ill of him even after he laid down his life for us, says volumes about BJP as party... look forward to Mr. Jaitley’s blog on compulsive contrarian!

    1. If Rubina Memon can be sentenced for her vehicle's involvement in a terror attack, shouldn't Pragya Thakur be in jail for the same & for her further involvement in the attack?
    2. Does Malegaon terror suspect Pragya Thakur official candidate of BJP is on bail citing 'Breast Cancer' who is unable to walk can canvass for elections in Bhopal?
    3. Is Mumbai High Court who gave her bail is complicit of bribe to free the terror suspect?
    4. Why High Court is not looked into the National Investigation Agency, which unsuccessfully tried to persuade public prosecutor Domini Salian to water down the case against Thakur?

    GVL Narasimha Rao is known for his tweets and the comparisons he draws of his political opponents. In 2017, he had called Congress chief Rahul Gandhi kin of Alauddin Khilji and a devotee of Mughal dynasty founder Babar.
    A privilege notice was sent earlier to GVL Narasimha Rao after he called Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu an assembly rowdy on Twitter.
    GVL Narasimha Rao, the national spokesperson of the BJP, is part of the central committee of the party. Now openly support the 'Saffron terror' of RSS-BJP.
    Jai Hind

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Why only BJP ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Only one shoe ?...If second shoe was also thrown successfully....GVL could have used the pair for jogging ,,,thus keeping his body and tongue fit....

    Every time I listen to this guy ...I fall to sleep...I believe BJPee needs a better spokesperson than this guy...May be Smiriti will be better...


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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    GVL Rao deserves this for criticising the opposition. This is in fact the BJP culture of hurling shoes. When the BJP were in the opposition there many of such incidents. Now they are practicing to be in the opposition.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    In every political debate this GVL fabricates so much lies about opposition parties now has to face shoe from his own party. What a culture Sirjee....!!

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  • Wilson, UDUPI

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Shame on you Mr Rao, without investigations you blamed congress, please wait till 6pm then the news comes it was by your own party, and you will have press conferences saying that he was mentally and physically sick person, your party lost this year majority.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Pragya is an accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case, which is being heard by a National Investigation Agency court. She is currently on bail.

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  • sk, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Kanpur Doctor Who Hurled His Shoe at BJP’s GVL Narsimha Rao Was Raided by Taxmen. Source: NEWS 18

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  • myna, Mysuru

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    The graceful manner in which Mr George Bush (then President of USA) & Mr P Chidambaram (then Finance Minister) is in contrast with the way the BJP Spokesperson behaved. Accusing a party of instigating people to throw shoes speaks volumes of the cheap behaviour of BJP Spokesperson.

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