A man threatened Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi with a shoe at a
press conference here Monday. The latter quickly dubbed it as a
Dwivedi was busy slamming yoga guru
Ramdev and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the
Congress headquarters here when the incident took place in the
full view of TV cameras.
It is the latest in a string of
shoe-related assaults on public figures in India.
The man came very near to the dais where Dwivedi was sitting and
waved the shoe at him. But Dwivedi pushed him away.
Soon a security guard caught him and
journalists present also pounced on the man, who was then whisked
away by security men.
After he was put in a vehicle and possibly taken to the nearest
police station, the Congress leader continued with his address to
He described the attempt to hit him with a shoe as "pre-planned".