"BJP and RSS spread hatred, Congress and I operate with love," said Rahul Gandhi.

Gandhi keeping his cool told the people that these tactics only reflect their weakness and their strategy to provoke him didn’t work.

"Your anger is your weakness, I am not going to take it even if you give it to me," said Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

Hariom Sharma, a resident of Shastri Nagar locality, flung his shoe from a distance at Rahul Gandhi at Transport Crossing, from where the roadshow started. However, the shoe did not hit him.

The shoe flew close past the Congress leader's head.  Sharma, a 25-year-old man, was taken into custody for attacking the Congress leader.

Local hurls a shoe towards Congress VP Rahul Gandhi during his road show in Sitapur(UP),detained by police.

He was heard saying "roadshow is useless", according to an eyewitness. Prima facie, the youth has no political links, police said. The matter was being probed.

The Congress leader has been on a poll campaign in the election-bound state.