Video Of Garland Thrown At Rahul Gandhi Landing Perfectly Around His Neck Goes Viral

| April 6 , 2018 , 13:09 IST

An interesting and rare incident happened on Thursday during the rally of Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Tumkur, Karnataka, when a supporter threw a garland toward Rahul which landed exactly around his neck. It was caught on camera and the video of the incident has since gone viral on social media.

In the video, Rahul is seen on top of a bus, waving to his supporters when suddenly one person from the crowd hurls a garland that perfectly lands around his neck. 

Caught completely unaware, Rahul looks visibly surprised by the accurate toss and immediately takes the garland off. 

Several Congress leaders including social media in-charge of the party Divya Spandana posted the video on different social media accounts.

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Secretary of Congress Karnataka unit Rakshith Shivaram, even called it a 'sign' ahead of the Karnataka polls.

While the throw has gained the interest of people on social media, some of them are raising questions over the security of the politician. 

The administration is reportedly investigating whether it was a potential security breach. Rahul is one of the most protected politicians in India and both his grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi were assassinated.

Rahul is on his fifth round of campaigning in poll-bound state Karnataka.

The state assembly elections in Karnataka will be taking place on May 12, and the counting taking place on May 15. The term of the 224-member assembly in Karnataka comes to an end on May 28 and a new government would need to be formed by then.