Journalist reporting crowd shortfall at Jan Aakrosh rally heckled

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 29, 2018, 10.26 PM(IST)

File photo of Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

A journalist of a TV news channel, who was covering Congress president Rahul Gandhi's Jan Aakrosh Rally at Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday, was allegedly heckled by Congress supporters.

The journalist was reporting about the apparent shortfall in the crowd by showing empty seats at the rally.

Spokesperson and Co-Head of the Media Department for Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Delhi unit, Praveen S. Kapoor, took to Twitter to highlight the incident.

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Rahul earlier today, addressed a public rally to portray the 'Jan Aakrosh' (public outrage) over the alleged failures and corruption of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.

The rally, which comes ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections scheduled for May 12, was Rahul's first in Delhi since assuming the post of Congress chief.

Sonia Gandhi concluded her address by saying, “Janata humara saath dene ko taiyyar hai (People are ready to support us).”

This Jan Aakrosh rally, however, has handed an inbuilt caveat to Rahul Gandhi. His success in the forthcoming elections will depend on his ability to turn this anger into votes. If this doesn’t happen this ‘public anger rally’ will become just another futile road show like so many others in the past.

(With inputs from ANI)