MYSURU (K’taka), Apr 30:
A mobile phone was thrown towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was holding a roadshow standing on a specially designed vehicle, as part of campaigning for the May 10 Assembly elections, police said.
The phone was hurled out of “excitement” by a woman BJP worker who had no “ill-intention”, according to police.
The phone landing on the bonnet of the vehicle after it was flung at the vehicle did not go unnoticed by the Prime Minister who indicated about the object to the Special Protection Group (SPG) sleuths who were accompanying him.
“The Prime Minister was under the protection of the SPG. The lady (whose phone fell on PM’s vehicle) was a BJP worker. The SPG people returned it to her later,” Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Alok Kumar said.
“In the excitement (of the event), it was thrown and she had no (ill) intention but we are trying to trace the lady because the phone was handed over to her by the SPG sleuths,” he added.
The incident happened when Modi, flanked by Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha and former Ministers K S Eshwarappa and S A Ramadas, was waving at people who gathered in large numbers on both sides of the roads. (PTI)