New Delhi: Congress MPs staged a protest against price rise, unemployment and GST in New Delhi and all States across the country on Friday. More than 65 Congress MPs, including Rahul Gandhi were detained from Vijay Chowk, close to the Parliament who participated in the protest.
When we raise the voice of the people, the dictatorial regime gets scared. And out of fear they behave like this.
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 5, 2022
Wearing black clothes, the MPs, under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, tried to take out a march from the Parliament House to the Rashtrapati Bhawan. However, as they moved forward, the police stopped them midway near Vijay Chowk.
AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi crossed over the barricades on the road. Congress had announced a nationwide protest against the policies of the Central Government which have allegedly led to rise in unemployment and inflation in the country.
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The police tried to convince Rahul Gandhi for a while, but as he refused to stop, they detained him and took him on a bus to the Kingsway police camp. While speaking to media persons before getting detained, Rahul Gandhi accused the Delhi Police of manhandling the MPs. We are standing here on the issues of price rise and unemployment. We wanted to move forward but the police did not allow us, he said.
When asked about MPs being manhandled Rahul Gandhi said that is fine. I’m happy to be manhandled. Our job is to resist these forces, our job is to make sure that Indian democracy is protected, our job is to raise issues of the people like price rise and unemployment and we are only doing that, he added.