High drama at AICC, man tries to hurl shoe at Dwivedi

New Delhi: High drama was witnessed at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in New Delhi 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 Baba Ramdev.

The person, who was carrying an identification as Sunil Kumar of Nav-Sanchar Patrika from Rajasthan, came close to Mr. Dwivedi, removed his shoe and stopped short of hitting him with it.

The middle-aged man, wearing a striped T-shirt, was heard telling Mr. 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.

Mr. Dwivedi described the incident as “pre-planned” attack as he was to speak against Baba 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.