In pics: 'Shoe facing affair' of famous personalities

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A youth was detained by police on Monday night after he tried to hurl a shoe at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at an election rally in Pune.

The incident occurred when Gadkari arrived for the rally held in support of BJP candidate Medha Kulkarni.

Following this incident, Gadkari has joined the shoe-throwing 'hall of fame' list which also include people like George Bush, Arvind Kejriwal, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi.

Here is a look at some of the other famous personalities who became the victims of shoe-attacks.

P Chidambaram

A shoe was hurled at then Home Minister, P Chidambaram on April 7, 2009 by Jarnail Singh, a Sikh journalist at a press conference in New Delhi. Though, the Minister missed the shot, Jarnail was taken into custody.

Chidambaram became the victim when he apparently refused to answer Jarnail Singh's query on why the CBI gave a clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Jarnail later went on to fight Lok Sabha poll on AAP ticket from Delhi.

Manmohan Singh

The former Prime Minister had a shoe thrown at him on April 25, 2009. It all happened during an election rally in Ahmedabad.

The shoe, however, landed few meters away from the Prime Minister. The 28-year-old shoe thrower was let off by the police after Singh asked police not to file any charges against him.

Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal was attacked by Jitendra Pathak on 18 October, 2011 in Lucknow. Reports said the shoe thrower was upset with Kejriwal for misleading people on corruption.

Rahul Gandhi

On 23 January, 2012 a shoe was hurled at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during an election rally in Dehradun.

The shoe was reportedly thrown at the stage where Gandhi was addressing meeting. However, it missed its target. The youth who had thrown the shoe was immediately taken into police custody.

Omar Abdullah

A shoe was hurled at J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during the Independence Day celebration in 2010. The shoe thrower, Abdul Ahad Jan, was a suspended cop and was taken into custody after the incident.

BS Yeddyurappa

On 28 April 2009, a shoe was hurled at then Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa at a BJP rally in Hassan district of the State. The culprit, Chandrashekar, 34 was caught and found to be drunk.


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