Inspector General of Police GS Dhillon said that Rahul Gandhi himself had called the person and there was no lapse in security. Wadding also said that there was no lapse in security and that the man is a staunch supporter of Rahul Gandhi.
During the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ passing through Hoshiarpur, a man walked briskly towards Rahul Gandhi and tried to hug him, but was stopped by Congress Punjab unit president Amarinder Singh Raja Wading. Inspector General of Police GS Dhillon said that Rahul Gandhi himself had called the person and there was no lapse in security. Wadding also said that there was no lapse in security and that the man is a staunch supporter of Rahul Gandhi.
In the video of the incident, a man wearing a jacket can be seen walking towards the Congress MP and trying to hug him. However, Wading and other party workers present there stopped the man and pushed him back. Inspector General of Police Dhillon said, “I have checked the facts. Rahul ji himself called her and then she tried to hug him. After this King Wading pushed them back, because the journey moves at a speed and this was hindering its speed.
He said that nothing came to the fore, which indicated any lapse in security. Later in a press conference, Rahul Gandhi also said that there was no lapse in security. “I don’t know how you are calling this a security lapse. I think the security personnel checked the person and he was a bit over-enthusiastic.” Rahul said, “There is a lot of enthusiasm about the yatra. Many people get over excited and this was the case as well. He got a little over excited, that’s okay. This has happened many times in the past as well. I would not call it a security lapse.
The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ of the Congress under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi proceeded from Tanda in Punjab on Tuesday morning amidst the bitter cold. Passengers will take night rest in Mukerian. The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, which began on September 7 from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, will conclude in Srinagar on January 30, where Rahul Gandhi will unfurl the tricolor in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. This padyatra has so far passed through Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
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