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Rahul Gandhi Praises Congress Workers For ‘Gandhigiri Spirit’ After Discord With BJP

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| December 22 , 2018 , 19:24 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed BJP for an orchestrated attack on his party workers at a demonstration organized in Panaji on Saturday.

In a message shared on Facebook, Rahul said, he is very proud of his party workers ‘spirit of gandhigiri’.

"Democracy frustrates the BJP. This designed, deliberated and organized an attack on Congress workers in Goa is an exemplification of that feeling. The attempt is to instill fear," Gandhi wrote on the social media site.

"The cowards who came to attack us in Goa, and their bosses sitting here in Delhi, should know, fear is alien to the workers of the Congress party."

He added, "Prime Minister should read about the fate of those rulers who chose to attack non-violent Congress workers in this country."

The BJP had organized the march outside the Goa Congress headquarters against the party and its president Rahul Gandhi alleging that they were "misguiding" people of the country on the Rafale fighter jet deal.

Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar, general secretary Satish Dhond and ministers Vishwajit Rane and Mauvin Godinho were leading the protest.

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The situation turned tense when the Congress, in a sarcastic move, installed banners "welcoming BJP to explain their lies on Rafale deal".

A handful of Congress workers kept a plate of samosas and a bouquet of flowers to welcome them. This annoyed the BJP workers and they tossed the plate of samosas, which lead to a physical fight between the parties.

Soon after the clash, workers of both parties filed cross-complaints at the Panaji police station, accusing each other of engaging in violence, assault, and intimidation.