BJP, Congress condemn shoe-hurling at Advani

April 16th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party Katni (Madhya Pradesh), Apr 16 (ANI): Political parties on Thursday condemned the shoe-throwing incident at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani during a public rally here in Madhya Pradesh.

Bharatiya Janata Party requested media not to give such incidents undue publicity to prevent it from occurring again.

“I believe some mentally unsound people use these tactics as they believe that electronic media will give this a good publicity. So, if you people (electronic media) behave responsibly these incidents will come down,” said Arun Jaitley, senior BJP leader.

Meanwhile, Congress party also criticised the incident.

“I don’t feel it was the right thing. In politics, you can express your opinion if you have a difference but not by throwing shoes,” said Kapil Sibbal, senior Congress leader.

Thursday’s incident occurred just a couple of days after two shoe-throwing incidents that took place with two Congress leaders.

In the first incident, which took place in New Delhi, an accredited journalist expressed his protest over CBI giving clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in anti-Sikh riots of 1984, by hurling a shoe before Home Minister P. Chidambaram.

In the second incident, a disgruntled retired teacher threw his sandal towards Congress leader Navin Jindal in Kurukshetra over an unattended employment issue of his son. (ANI)

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