A man in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh attempted to hurl a shoe at Rahul Gandhi during his Kisan Yatra and was arrested. Now Police started questioning him. The man who hurled the shoe has been identified as Hari Om Mishra. He is a local journalist.
Reportedly, the shoe attacker was upset with Rahul Gandhi's Kisan Yatra as he feels that the Congress vice-president is aware of ground reality and plight of farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul Gandhi is on 'Kisan Yatra' in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. BJP had mocked Rahul Gandhi's Kisan Yatra, dismissing it as "seasonal expression of sympathy in the season of elections" and claimed that while states ruled by it have seen maximum agricultural growth, those by Congress were known for cases of "land-grab".
Rahul was raising issues related to farmers. During his rallies, the Congress vice president accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not paying heed to the problems of farmers. So far, Rahul has addressed 17 khat sabhas, 12 mega shows and over 500 public meetings during his yatra, a Congress leader said.