West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has corrected Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, stating that his car was not vandalized in Bengal as claimed, but rather in Bihar, during his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.
Congress claimed the windscreen of Gandhi’s car was smashed by stones during the Yatra’s Bengal leg on Wednesday. However, Banerjee clarified that the incident occurred in Bihar’s Katihar district, before Gandhi entered Bengal.
She further alleged that the BJP and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) could be behind the incident, citing their recent political alliance as a possible motive.
The Congress, however, offered a different explanation. They stated that the car’s windscreen broke due to the sudden application of brakes when a woman in the crowd unexpectedly came in front of Gandhi’s vehicle to meet him. The brakes caused the security circle’s rope to break the glass, according to the Congress.
Regardless of the cause, the differing accounts highlight the ongoing political tension in India, particularly between the Congress and the BJP-JD(U) alliance. The incident has sparked debate and further scrutiny of Gandhi’s Yatra as it progresses through the country.