Rahul gets the shoe treatment
On January 23, 2012, a man threw a shoe at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi while he was addressing an election rally in Dehradun.
The shoe fell 10 meters short of the Congress general secretary, Dehra Dun SSP G N Goswami told PTI.
The youth, identified as Kuldip, was immediately taken into custody. Official said he was being interrogated.
As the security personnel and Congress supporters grabbed Kuldip, Rahul was heard saying "don't hit him".
The shoe-hurling incident on Gandhi came two days after a similar attack on Team Anna here. A man identified as Kishan Lal had hurled a shoe when members of Team Anna, including Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi, were addressing a public meeting.
After the attempted shoe attack, Rahul Gandhi defiantly said that such attacks were not going to deter him from going ahead with his campaign.
"If some people think that throwing a shoe will deter me and force me to run away, then they are mistaken. Rahul Gandhi will not run away," he said.
But Rahul wasn't the only one to face the shoe treatment. Here we take a look at previous instances where powerful men were welcomed with boots.
Image: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Kausambhi on Friday, 20th January, 2012. (Image credit: PTI)