Rahul Gandhi has shown that he is a true leader. Defying a semi militant outfit like Shiv Sena which does not want non Maratis in Mumbai he has the last laugh in his tiff with Shiv Sena.
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived in Mumbai on Friday morning amid tight security. He choose the route of the local train to reach Ghatkhoper from Ville Parle thus the Gandhi challenged the Shiv Sena who protested against him.
Gandhi addressed the workers of youth congress at Bhaidas Hall in Vile Parle and then headed towards Andheri railway station. He traveled from Andheri to Dadar by western railway and Dadar to Ghatkopar by Central railway.
After that he is expected to reach Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar in Ghatkopar East for a function.
During his four-hour-long stay, Gandhi swept aside security norms set for him to stop at an ATM in Santa Cruz for cash, boarded a local train from Andheri to Dadar, interacted with people in the streets and in the train and signed autographs. Besides this, he also interacted with and addressed Youth Congress activists in colleges in the city's Vile Parle and Ghatkopar areas.
"We were not informed in advance about his travel by train. However, Railway Police Force were there to keep a vigil," Western Railway PRO C David told.
Rahul was accompanied by his security personnel.
"He got into a first class coach of a Kalyan-bound train at Dadar and is expected to get off at Ghatkopar which is four stations away," Central Railway PRO A K Singh said.
Meanwhile the Shiv Sainiks tried to show Rahul Gandhi black flags near Mithibai College junction and DN Nagar in Andheri. The police have arrested several Shiv Sainiks including zonal chief MLC Anil Parab.
Friday's visit saw the imposition of unprecedented security across Mumbai by the city's police. Movement was restricted in all areas that Gandhi visited. Traffic also came to a grinding halt.
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