Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas was on Sunday shown black flags by a group of people, who were protesting against his purported remarks against a religious event, while he was heading to address a rally in Rahul Gandhi’s constituency here.
Stones and eggs were also thrown at two buses ferrying party supporters to the rally venue, in Gandhi Chowk area of the city.
Window panes of the buses got damaged due to the stone pelting and police resorted to mild force to control the mob after which the buses left for the rally venue.
Mr. 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 effigy of the AAP leader and said that a person, who does not respect religious sentiments, would not be accepted in Amethi.
Mr. Vishwas is to address ‘Jan Vishwas rally’ at Ramlila ground here this afternoon.
On Saturday, AAP’s press conference in Lucknow was briefly disrupted by a youth, who threw an egg at Mr. Vishwas and raised slogans against him.
Mr. Vishwas has already tendered his apology about the comment on the religious event.