New Delhi: Congress protests continue across the country against unemployment and inflation. Delhi Police has taken Congress leader Rahul Gandhi into custody. Many Congress MPs have sat on dharna at Vijay Chowk. Actually, Rahul Gandhi along with Congress MPs was taking out a march from Parliament House to Rashtrapati Bhavan, but the police stopped him at Vijay Chowk itself and many leaders including Rahul Gandhi have been detained. On the other hand, Priyanka Gandhi, who was taking out a march from the Congress office, has also been taken into custody. The Delhi Police has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in the New Delhi district except for Jantar Mantar.
The leaders who participated in the party’s demonstration were wearing black clothes. The Congress had announced a nationwide protest on Friday against inflation and unemployment. Several Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have been detained. At the same time, Delhi Police has kept several Congress MPs including Mallikarjun Kharge, Jairam Ramesh and Ranjeet Ranjan at the Lines Kingsway camp.
After being taken into custody, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said that they (the central government) feel that they can suppress whoever is in the opposition. They think that after showing our army, we will make a compromise… Their ministers say that there is no inflation. We want to show inflation by going to the Prime Minister’s residence.
Priyanka Gandhi said that there is no inflation for her because Modi ji has given the property of the whole country to his friends. There is no action against them. 2-4 people have become rich but the general public is yearning and yearning. They do not see inflation because they have money only. Everything has become expensive. A vedio goes viral in which After coming out of the Congress headquarters, the police had put up barricades to stop Priyanka Gandhi, but Priyanka Gandhi jumped her and went ahead. When the police caught her, she sat on a dharna on the road itself.
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 5, 2022
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 5, 2022
On the detention of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, DCP Amrita Guguloth (New Delhi) said, “We have detained him as Section 144 is in force here and there is no permission to protest. We had informed them also but they did not listen, so we have taken them into custody. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was taken into custody, has made a big allegation on the police. Rahul Gandhi said, we were taking out a march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan, but the police stopped us.Several MPs have been detained. They were badly dragged and beaten up.
Congress MP and senior leader P Chidambaram said, this protest is about inflation and Agneepath. Inflation affects everyone. As a political party and as elected representatives, we are bound to give voice to the grievances of the people’s burdens and fears. That’s what we’re doing. Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said, “We are trying to take out a march till Rashtrapati Bhavan, but the police stopped us. Police say that Section 144 is in force in this area. Protests are not allowed here. Congress MPs have demanded their arrest.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot said that the way the government is working, hundreds of times our MPs are being detained, prevented from speaking, it is undemocratic. The government does not want to discuss inflation and unemployment.
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “Today once again Congress MPs were denied the democratic right to protest against inflation, unemployment and GST. We were packed into a police van at Vijay Chowk. One thing is clear, only those who are afraid try to scare!
Ramesh claimed, “For the last three months since the Congress President has announced ‘Bharat Jodo’ Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, Threat-GV has intensified the poisonous politics of vengeance and fear against the Congress party and our leaders. Is. It is not just a coincidence.” The Delhi Police on Friday did not allow the Congress to protest in the national capital citing prohibitory orders in force in New Delhi district.