Priyanka Gandhi Pulled Into Police Van As Congress Leaders Detained In Delhi

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in the course of the Congress protest in New Delhi.

New Delhi:

Police detained Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and different Congress leaders — dragging them into buses — from outdoors the celebration headquarters in Delhi at present as they have been protesting towards unemployment and price-rise.

Wearing black like different celebration leaders as a mark of protest, she had climbed over barricades to achieve the spot the place she held a quick sit-in earlier than being taken away by cops. Police had denied permission for the protest, citing regulation and order.

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.

In a video tweeted by the celebration — apparently whereas going in the direction of the celebration workplace for the protest — Priyanka Gandhi says, “The federal government thinks it may possibly silence us. It thinks that by displaying its power, it may possibly make us to quietly sit in buses… However we’ve got a objective.”  

Earlier than pulling Priyanka Gandhi into a bus, police have been seen making an attempt to steer her to finish the protest. However she will be seen arguing with a policewoman, gesturing that she has a proper to protest.  

Police had barricaded key areas to disallow the plan. Prohibitory orders, banning massive gatherings in elements of Delhi forward of the Congress march, had already been introduced by the administration. Citing these restrictions, police had additionally denied permission for the protest.

Forward of the protest, Rahul Gandhi mentioned, “We’re witnessing the demise of democracy.”

“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 towards this concept of onset of dictatorship is viciously attacked, jailed, arrested and crushed up,” he mentioned.

The BJP retorted with a jibe, asking if there’s democracy inside the Congress, calling it a “dynastic” celebration.

Earlier than beginning the protest, Congress MPs led by celebration 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 businesses and the federal government “ignoring folks’s points”.

A press release from the celebration 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”.

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