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Kumar Vishwas shown black flags in Amethi Last Updated : 12 Jan 2014 03:00:43 PM IST AAP leader Kumar Vishwas shown black flags in Amethi
Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas was today shown black flags by a group of people, who were protesting against his purported remarks against a religious event, while he was heading to address a rally in Rahul Gandhi's constituency here.
People shouted slogans against the poet-turned-politician Kumar Vishwas and effigies of him were burnt in Amethi.
Rotten eggs and black ink were thrown on the vehicle in which Dr Vishwas was seated while his cavalcade entered Amethi.Massive protests erupted in Amethi as Dr Kumar Vishwas of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) arrived to hold a rally in Amethi for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Stones and eggs were also thrown at two buses ferrying party supporters to the rally venue, in Gandhi Chowk area of the city.
Shouting slogans ,rotesters called Kumar Vishwas ‘mentally unstable’ for his remarks about other religions.
Hoardings against AAP leaders can be seen all over the town amid reports that Gandhi might consider contesting from Udupi-Chikmagalur, Mysore or Mandya constituencies in Karnataka, besides his home turf.
Window panes of the buses got damaged due to the stone pelting and police resorted to mild force to control the mob after which the buses left for the rally venue.
Vishwas, when asked about the protests, said these were "sponsored" and he would defeat Rahul Gandhi with a "huge margin" in the Lok Sabha polls.
The poet-turned politician was shown black flags by the protesters, who also raised slogans against him, while he was passing through Jagdishpur area along with his supporters.They also burnt effigy of the AAP leader and said that a person, who does not respect religious sentiments, would not be accepted in Amethi.
Vishwas has already tendered his apology about the comment on the religious event.
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas said if reports that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was mulling contesting Lok Sabha polls from both Chikmagalur and Amethi were true, then it would be deemed that he had conceded defeat even before the contest.
Vishwas, who is planning to contest from Amethi-- a seat represented by Rahul Gandhi-- told reporters, "If Rahul contests from the same constituency along with Amethi then it would be deemed that he has conceded defeat before contesting," the poet-turned politician said.
He said once former prime minister Indira Gandhi contested from Chikmagalur in Karnataka.
The AAP leader also said that his party would field the "best candidate" against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, though it would take some time.
When asked about reports of possibility of disturbance during his rally in Amethi tomorrow, Vishwas said, why people have problem in discussing issues relating to the common man in constituency of the scion of the most powerful family of
"I will neither get afraid nor would step back. I am going to Amethi tomorrow and if not called to Delhi in connection with some work I will return only after Lok Sabha elections," he said.
Vishwas said that through 'Jan Vishwas' rally, AAP would tell people about its ideas and plans, and would sound the bugle of end of dynasty rule in Amethi.
In reply to a question, the AAP leader said his aim was not to gain popularity by contesting against Rahul as he had achieved popularity through his poetry and fighting for the cause of the people.
He said that his colleagues from Amethi proposed him to contest from Amethi therefore he is doing so. On Kiran Bedi's comment in which she praised Narendra Modi, Vishwas said that it was her "personal opinion".
"Kiran Bedi is my elder sister. It was she who said that she will not vote for a party which does not publicly declare its property and do not want to see CBI independent.
"She is free to cast her vote. We do not agree or disagree with her personal decision," he said.
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