Sitapur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was attacked with a shoe on Monday during his road show in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh.
Hariom Sharma, a resident of Shastri Nagar locality, flung his shoe from a distance at Rahul at Transport Crossing, from where the roadshow started. However, the shoe did not hit him.
The youth was immediately detained by the police and taken to the city police station.
The youth was heard saying “roadshow is useless”, according to an eyewitness.
Prima facie, the youth has no political links, police said. The matter was being probed.
Last week, sending out a message on equality of religions, Rahul Gandhi visited the important places of worship of all faiths and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not paying heed to the problems of farmers.
“We have been forced to take out this yatra to highlight the plight of farmers… They are not getting the right price of their produce… Farmers are with us, this yatra will go up to Delhi where we will organise a meeting and tell Modiji what is in the heart of farmers,” he said.
(With PTI inputs)