A shoe hurled at BJP MP GVL Narashimha Rao during a press conference at BJP headquarters in the national capital on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Shakti Bhargava, a surgeon by profession.
The doctor, who was immediately overpowered and detained, identified himself as Shakti Bhargava, sources said. The police, however, were yet to officially confirm his identity.
“The Congress and inspired parties like Samajwadi Party and National Conference. What problem do you have with Sadhvi being fielded as a BJP candidate? In 10 years, the congress has defamed the Hindu society at the altar of vote back politics, mastered by Rahul Gandhi,” Rao said.
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Bhargava allegedly hurled the shoe, which narrowly missed hitting Rao, but left the parliamentarian stunned. The BJP leader then regained his composure and promptly blamed the attack on the Congress, while Bhargava was removed from the hall by security guards and BJP workers.