2019 LS polls: Man hurls shoe at BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao during press conference at party headquarters

At the time of the incident, BJP leaders Bhupendra Yadav and G V L Narsimha Rao were addressing the media with Rao attacking the Congress for defaming Hindus by foisting "false cases" on Hindutva activists, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.

2019 Lok Sabha polls Man hurls shoe at BJP leader addressing press conference at party's headquarters
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 18 Apr 2019 02:51 PM
New Delhi: In an untoward incident amid the second phase of polling for the 17th Lok Sabha elections, a man hurled a shoe at BJP leader G V L Narsimha Rao who was addressing a press conference at the party's headquarters here on Thursday.

At the time of the incident, BJP leaders Bhupendra Yadav and G V L Narsimha Rao were addressing the media with Rao attacking the Congress for defaming Hindus by foisting "false cases" on Hindutva activists, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.


It was not immediately clear as to why the person, who identified himself as a doctor by profession, threw the shoes. He was immediately bundled out by security guards at the party office and will be handed over to police. The man has been identified as Shakti Bhargava.



As per reports, Shakti Bhargava had mortgaged his hospital and bought three bungalows in lieu of the sales deed. There were Income Tax raids against Bhargava in connection with illegal property he had amassed out of property deals.

He was taken to the IP Estate police station, where he reportedly claimed that he was unhappy with the Narendra Modi government. The Facebook posts of Bhargava (unverified account) also matched with his claim where he had written several posts against the government.

Eleven years ago, another shoe attack hogged the international limelight when a young journalist working with Egypt-based TV station attacked then US President George W Bush in Iraq.

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