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Protesters pelt stones at Kumar Vishwas' convoy in Amethi

January 12, 2014 14:30 IST

Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas was shown black flags by a group of people, who were protesting against his purported remarks on a religious event, while he was heading to address a rally in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi's constituency.

Stones and eggs were also thrown at his convoy and two buses ferrying party supporters to the rally venue, in Gandhi Chowk area of the city.

Windowpanes of the buses got damaged due to the stone pelting and the 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 an effigy of the AAP leader and said that a person, who does not respect religious sentiments, would not be accepted in Amethi.

Vishwas is to address 'Jan Vishwas rally' at Ramlila ground in Amethi on Sunday.

On Saturday, AAP's press conference in Lucknow was briefly disrupted by a youth, who threw an egg at Vishwas and raised slogans against him.

Vishwas has already tendered his apology about the comment on the religious event.

Image: Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas