Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was heckled by a group of Khalistani supporters who raised slogans against him and briefly interrupted his speech during an event here in California.
Gandhi was speaking at the ‘Mohabbat Ki Dukaan’ event organized by Indian Overseas Congress USA in Santa Clara when some people from the audience started raising slogans against him and the Gandhi family in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
An unperturbed Gandhi smiled in response to sloganeering and said: “Welcome, welcome … nafrat ke bazaar mein mohabbat ki dukan”.
The 52-year-old former Congress president then joined his supporters in the audience and responded with ‘Bharat Jodo’ slogans.
Gandhi is on a three-city US tour during which he will interact with the Indian diaspora and meet American lawmakers.