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Maharashtra Congress leaders detained earlier than protest; ‘1000’s’ of occasion staff taken into custody

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Maharashtra Congress leaders detained before protest; 'thousands' of party workers taken into custody

By PTI

MUMBAI: Police on Friday detained a number of Maharashtra Congress leaders exterior the Vidhan Bhavan right here earlier than their deliberate protest in opposition to the Centre over worth rise and different points, with the occasion claiming that 1000’s of its staff have been taken into preventive custody throughout the town.

Following the motion, the occasion leaders slammed the central and the state governments for attempting to “suppress” the opposition’s voice.

The Congress on Friday held a nationwide stir in opposition to worth rise, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike on important gadgets and unemployment.

State Congress president Nana Patole and former ministers Balasaheb Thorat, Varsha Gaikwad, Naseem Khan, Chandrakant Handore have been amongst among the senior leaders who have been detained exterior the Vidhan Bhavan, the state legislature complicated in south Mumbai, earlier than they might proceed to the Raj Bhavan for the protest.

These leaders mentioned that they had deliberate to hold out a protest march to the Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the governor in south Mumbai, to protest in opposition to the Centre’s insurance policies.

As per the plan introduced on Thursday, the march was to start from Hanging Garden and culminate on the Raj Bhavan round 11 am.

A heavy deployment of police was put in place exterior the Vidhan Bhavan, the place the Congress leaders held a gathering.

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As they got here out of the constructing, the police personnel prevented them from continuing in direction of the Raj Bhavan, situated a couple of kilometres away.

Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat instructed the police that it was their proper to stage an agitation over the problems regarding individuals, together with rising inflation.

“Even in the British rule, peaceful protests were allowed. But under the ‘ED’ government, even this is not possible,” Thorat instructed them in an obvious reference to Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis authorities within the state.

Former chief minister Ashok Chavan mentioned the Congress deliberate to carry a peaceable protest.

A police official instructed the Congress leaders that they’ll maintain a protest at Azad Maidan.

But the occasion leaders refused to budge, following which the police detained them and brought to the Azad Maidan police station earlier than being launched later.

Police mentioned that notices had been despatched to a number of Congress leaders in Mumbai, reminding them that prohibitory orders have been in place, which prevents gathering of 5 or extra individuals at one place.

Talking to reporters within the afternoon, senior Congress chief Prithviraj Chavan alleged that the Narendra Modi authorities has misplaced management over the financial system and puzzled why the Shinde-Fadnavis authorities was petrified of the Congress taking to streets to protest in opposition to points regarding widespread individuals.

“Why are the governments led by Modi and Shinde-Fadnavis scared if we hold peaceful protests to highlight the issues concerning the common man. Our leaders and workers were detained before we could start the protest. In Mumbai alone, as many as 10,000 party workers were held ahead of the protests,” he claimed.

Modi authorities has did not deal with the financial system, on account of which the price of dwelling has gone up, he alleged.

“How can Modi and Fadnavis suppress our right?” Chavan requested.

The former chief minister charged that the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme compromises with the nationwide safety.

“China poses a serious challenge in Ladakh and the government is silent,” he mentioned.

Nana Patole mentioned that makes an attempt to suppress their voice wouldn’t succeed.

“The Congress launched a nationwide protest against rising fuel prices, inflation, unemployment, rise in GST and Agnipath scheme. We just wanted to meet the governor and protest before him on these issues,” he mentioned.

Meanwhile, in Nagpur, Congress staged a protest exterior the district collectorate.

Several Congress staff and leaders raised slogans in opposition to the Centre.

They have been detained by the police.

MUMBAI: Police on Friday detained a number of Maharashtra Congress leaders exterior the Vidhan Bhavan right here earlier than their deliberate protest in opposition to the Centre over worth rise and different points, with the occasion claiming that 1000’s of its staff have been taken into preventive custody throughout the town.

Following the motion, the occasion leaders slammed the central and the state governments for attempting to “suppress” the opposition’s voice.

The Congress on Friday held a nationwide stir in opposition to worth rise, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike on important gadgets and unemployment.

State Congress president Nana Patole and former ministers Balasaheb Thorat, Varsha Gaikwad, Naseem Khan, Chandrakant Handore have been amongst among the senior leaders who have been detained exterior the Vidhan Bhavan, the state legislature complicated in south Mumbai, earlier than they might proceed to the Raj Bhavan for the protest.

These leaders mentioned that they had deliberate to hold out a protest march to the Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the governor in south Mumbai, to protest in opposition to the Centre’s insurance policies.

As per the plan introduced on Thursday, the march was to start from Hanging Garden and culminate on the Raj Bhavan round 11 am.

A heavy deployment of police was put in place exterior the Vidhan Bhavan, the place the Congress leaders held a gathering.

READ HERE | ‘Democracy is lifeless in India’: Congress leaders select black outfits to protest in opposition to worth rise

As they got here out of the constructing, the police personnel prevented them from continuing in direction of the Raj Bhavan, situated a couple of kilometres away.

Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat instructed the police that it was their proper to stage an agitation over the problems regarding individuals, together with rising inflation.

“Even in the British rule, peaceful protests were allowed. But under the ‘ED’ government, even this is not possible,” Thorat instructed them in an obvious reference to Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis authorities within the state.

Former chief minister Ashok Chavan mentioned the Congress deliberate to carry a peaceable protest.

A police official instructed the Congress leaders that they’ll maintain a protest at Azad Maidan.

But the occasion leaders refused to budge, following which the police detained them and brought to the Azad Maidan police station earlier than being launched later.

Police mentioned that notices had been despatched to a number of Congress leaders in Mumbai, reminding them that prohibitory orders have been in place, which prevents gathering of 5 or extra individuals at one place.

Talking to reporters within the afternoon, senior Congress chief Prithviraj Chavan alleged that the Narendra Modi authorities has misplaced management over the financial system and puzzled why the Shinde-Fadnavis authorities was petrified of the Congress taking to streets to protest in opposition to points regarding widespread individuals.

“Why are the governments led by Modi and Shinde-Fadnavis scared if we hold peaceful protests to highlight the issues concerning the common man. Our leaders and workers were detained before we could start the protest. In Mumbai alone, as many as 10,000 party workers were held ahead of the protests,” he claimed.

Modi authorities has did not deal with the financial system, on account of which the price of dwelling has gone up, he alleged.

“How can Modi and Fadnavis suppress our right?” Chavan requested.

The former chief minister charged that the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme compromises with the nationwide safety.

“China poses a serious challenge in Ladakh and the government is silent,” he mentioned.

Nana Patole mentioned that makes an attempt to suppress their voice wouldn’t succeed.

“The Congress launched a nationwide protest against rising fuel prices, inflation, unemployment, rise in GST and Agnipath scheme. We just wanted to meet the governor and protest before him on these issues,” he mentioned.

Meanwhile, in Nagpur, Congress staged a protest exterior the district collectorate.

Several Congress staff and leaders raised slogans in opposition to the Centre.

They have been detained by the police.