Gujarat: AIMIM member says stone blasted in Owaisi while traveling via Vande Bharat

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi was traveling on a Vande Bharat train on Monday night when stones were thrown at him, according to a report in Hindustan time. A member of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and another passenger wrote about the incident on Twitter. Party members traveled from Ahmedabad to Surat on the Vande Bharat train.

the incident comes ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections to be held from December 1-5, 2022 in two phases, to elect 182 members of the 15th Gujarat Legislative Assembly.

Twitter user and AIMIM member who set up the ordeal on the microblogging platform, Waris Pathan, further informed that they were traveling on Vande Bharat trains where unidentified people threw stones at the leader of AIMIM, breaking the windows in turn.

“Tonight as we with @asadowaisi sir, SabirKabliwala sahab and @aimim_national team were traveling on the ‘Vande Bharat Express’ train from Ahmedabad to Surat, unknown persons broke the window by throwing rocks into the train !” tweeted Waris Pathan. with photos of the incident.

According to the report of Hindustan time, Sumit Thakur, Director of Public Relations (PRO) for Western Railways, confirmed that rocks were thrown at the train where the AIMIM leader was sitting. Thakur, however, confirmed that no damage was sustained to the interior glass of the window.

“A stone incident hitting the Vande Bharat Express en route to Mumbai on 11/07/2022 was discovered. The incident occurred between the sections of Ankleshwar and Bharuch. There was minor damage to the exterior glass of the E-2 coach that was attended and there is no damage to the interior side of the glass,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, Pathan targeted the BJP in an address later in the day at an event. “What’s up Modi ji,” he said, referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Sometimes there are cattle incidents (related to Vande Bharat) and then this. We were about to reach Surat when a stone suddenly hit the train. The glass was cracked. Then another stone hit. Owaisi sahab was traveling. Regardless of the attacks, our voices will not be silenced,” he said. His comments come as the parties campaign hard for Guarat’s polls next month.

The Mumbai-Gujarat Vande Bharat semi-high speed train has experienced several incidents since its launch.

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