Panipat has been the site of many a battle and the last one happened a few hours ago.
The Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi express carrying Rahul Baba, who was returning from his “austerity trip” was attacked by children “throwing stones”. The train was conveniently travelling at 20 kmph but, thankfully, though coaches 2 and 4 were pelted; coach 3 in which Rahul baba was travelling miraculously escaped from the onslaught.
We are assured that there was no threat to Rahul Baba and (being surrounded by SPG) he was not at all perturbed by this “child’s play”. But to be safe the train did not halt and continued with its journey (To hell with austerity!) Surely other passengers who had to board or alight did not mind the small price they had to pay for the security of the projected future Prime Minister.
This is really serious! What if it was some terrorist throwing RDX as in the Samjhauta Express? What if some evil forces wanted to re-enact the Sabarmati Express (Godhra train) carnage and “light kerosene stove” inside the train?
Sonia mummy should not have allowed her “lauta beta” to be in such dangerous situation.
On a serious note, already crooked minds must be conjecturing that it was a measure to put Rahul Baba on the news again. Thank God, it happened in Haryana, ruled by a Congress government. Imagine the furor if the incident happened in Surat or Ahmedabad. Narendra Modi must be breathing a sigh of relief.
Tue, Sep 15 10:39 PM
New Delhi, September 15 (PTI) The Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi express in which Rahul Gandhi was travelling was stoned tonight near Panipat, about 100 km from here, and the AICC general secretary was not in the three compartments which was hit. There were no immediate reports of any injury to passengers while SPG sources said there was no threat to Rahul in the incident.
Some window panes of three coaches–C1, C2 and C4– were broken when some children stoned the train while it was approaching a rail crossing near Ghokrunda station in Panipat district in Haryana, according to a Northern Railways spokesman here. The train was travelling at a speed of 20 km per hour at the time of the incident, he said.
The spokesman said 39-year-old Rahul was in the C-3 bogie amid reports that the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty was not perturbed by the incident. Rahul was returning to the national capital from Ludhiana where he boarded the train after addressing youth congrress workers of Punjab.
The spokesman said the train did not halt and continued with its journey.