The Congress demonstrated from Parliament to the street since morning on Friday against inflation, GST and the policies of the central government. Congress had a different strategy this time. First of all, Sonia along with Congress MPs raised slogans wearing black clothes in Parliament. After that, Rahul went out to march from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, but was stopped by the police and taken into custody.
After this, Priyanka Gandhi, who was present at the party headquarters, took the lead and she along with her MPs went out to surround the PM residence, but even here the police did not allow her to proceed. As a result, she sat at home on the road itself. The police also took them into custody. During this, all the big leaders of Congress including Ajay Maken, Sachin Pilot, Harish Rawat, Abhinash Pandey were detained.
#WATCH | Our job is to raise the issues of the people…Some Congress MPs detained, also beaten by police: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi during protest against price rise and unemployment at Vijay Chowk, Delhi pic.twitter.com/wWW7JojjjY
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In view of the large number of Congress workers, heavy security arrangements were made on Akbar Road. Police deployed soldiers in three layers. No worker was allowed inside.
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Updates related to the performance of Congress
In view of the protest, section 144 was imposed in entire Delhi except Jantar Mantar area. Delhi Police said that this decision has been taken in view of law and order.
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said that the government wants to stop us from protesting against inflation, so it is constantly harassing the Congress leaders.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that what Rahulji said, you should understand what is the situation in the country. No one would have thought that the people in the country would have to see the end of democracy. There is terror of ED, Income Tax, CBI in the country.
Congress workers across the country including Delhi, Patna, Mumbai, Bhopal demonstrated against inflation.
Rahul said – everything was ruined in 8 years
Earlier in the morning, Rahul Gandhi held a press conference. He said, ‘Are you enjoying dictatorship, democracy is being murdered here everyday. This government ruined democracy in 8 years. In fact, the Congress is protesting against the central government across the country today. While talking to the media, he wore a black bandage on his arm.