A youth in Varanasi on Thursday hurled a pamphlet at the cavalcade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while he was touring his constituency.
The incident took place around noon in Kabir Nagar locality of Varanasi.
Prime Minister visited the place to inspect the laying of underground electricity cables and installation of heritage streetlights and special lighting arrangements for heritage buildings, Outlook reported.
The man, who stood in the crowd wearing a muffler wrapped around his head like a turban, threw the pamphlet in the direction of the cavalcade while it was passing through.
Policemen rushed to catch him but the man managed to flee.
The man has been identified as Abhinav Tripathi, a social worker.
Screenshot of the pamphlet became viral on the social media. In his letter, the man asked PM Modi to acknowledge that his visit to the ancient temple town is being opposed.
“Harassment of poor residents of Kashi at the hands of bank officials, lack of action against criminals controlling temples, mosques, churches and gurudwaras, appointment of people with dubious character to key posts by the Vice Chancellor of Benares Hindu University and no jobs for the youth here despite announcement of schemes worth billions among others,” Tripathi alleged in his letter.