Police detained Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and different Congress leaders from exterior the social gathering headquarters in Delhi at present once they have been protesting in opposition to unemployment and price-rise.
Wearing black like different social gathering leaders as a mark of protest, she earlier climbed over barricades to achieve the spot the place she held a short sit-in earlier than being taken away by cops.
Her brother, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, too was detained a short while earlier than she was. The leaders have been restricted to a corridor in Kingsway Camp in GTB Nagar.
Earlier than beginning a deliberate march to Rashtrapati Bhavan and a “gherao” of the Prime Minister’s home, Congress MPs led led by social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi wore black garments to Parliament. Proceedings have been adjourned as Congress members created an uproar over the alleged misuse of probe companies and the federal government “ignoring individuals’s points”.
A press release from the social gathering mentioned its Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members would maintain a “Chalo Rashtrapati Bhavan” march from Parliament. Congress Working Committee (CWC) members and different senior leaders deliberate to participate in “PM Home gherao”.
However the police barricaded key areas to disallow the plan on safety grounds. The administration had imposed prohibitory orders banning massive gatherings in elements of Delhi forward of the Congress march. Citing these restrictions, police had denied permission for the protest.
Forward of the protest at present, Rahul Gandhi mentioned, “We’re witnessing the demise of democracy.”
Democracy is a reminiscence. pic.twitter.com/CnobQwSm44
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 5, 2022
“What India has constructed brick by brick, beginning virtually a century in the past, is being destroyed in entrance of your eyes. Anyone who stands in opposition to this concept of onset of dictatorship is viciously attacked, jailed, arrested and overwhelmed up,” he mentioned.
The BJP retorted with a jibe, asking if there’s democracy inside the Congress, calling it a “dynastic” social gathering.