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Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor detained as Delhi Police cracks down upon Congress protest march

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Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor detained as Delhi Police cracks down upon Congress protest march

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NEW DELHI: Several Congress MPs together with Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor detained by Delhi Police on Friday throughout a protest in opposition to the Central authorities on worth rise and unemployment

Wearing black garments, Congress MPs, led by social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, staged a protest within the Parliament House complicated on Friday as they marched in direction of the Rashtrapati Bhawan as a part of their nationwide stir.

The protesting MPs of the opposition social gathering raised slogans in opposition to the federal government demanding that the GST hike on important gadgets be withdrawn, with Sonia Gandhi standing with the ladies MPs of the social gathering, holding a banner, exterior gate #1 of Parliament.

They had been, nonetheless, stopped by the Delhi Police and never allowed to proceed in direction of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Sonia Gandhi didn’t participate within the march.

The different MPs had been detained by police at Vijay Chowk.

“Again at present, Congress MPs denied democratic proper to protest in opposition to worth rise, unemployment and GST.

Bundled into police vans at Vijay Chowk.

It’s clear, solely those that are afraid attempt to instill worry!” social gathering chief Jairam Ramesh mentioned in a tweet.

The Congress leaders, together with former social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi, wore black shirts and black bands on their arms as a mark of protest.

Leaders and employees of the Congress assembled on the social gathering headquarters right here to take part within the nationwide protest in opposition to worth rise, the hike within the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on important gadgets and unemployment.

ALSO READ | ‘Onset of dictatorship’: Rahul Gandhi hits out at BJP amid Congress’ countrywide protests

The social gathering can be protesting in opposition to the alleged misuse of probe businesses by the federal government to focus on its leaders.

Top Congress leaders, together with Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, reached the social gathering headquarters within the morning.

The Delhi Police has denied permission to the opposition social gathering to stage a protest within the nationwide capital as prohibitory orders are in place in New Delhi district.

The Congress employees additionally search to gherao Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence as a part of the protest.

The protesting Congress MPs tied lemons, chilies and empty packets of dairy merchandise round their neck as a mark of protest.

Meanwhile, safety on the Congress headquarters has been beefed up because the social gathering employees, led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, are slated to gherao the prime minister’s residence.

A lot of police personnel has been deployed at 24, Akbar street amid heavy rains in Central Delhi.

The whole lane main as much as the Congress workplace has been closely barricaded and the media has additionally been barred to enter the social gathering workplace.

Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that India is witnessing the “death of democracy” and anyone who raises folks’s points and stands in opposition to the onset of dictatorship is “viciously attacked” and put in jail.

Addressing a press convention on the AICC headquarters right here forward of the nationwide protest by the Congress in opposition to worth rise and GST hike on important gadgets, the previous Congress president mentioned the Gandhi household is attacked as a result of it fights for democracy and for communal concord.

Gandhi charged that the only agenda of the federal government is that folks’s points comparable to worth rise, unemployment and violence in society should not be raised.

“There isn’t any democracy in India and there’s a dictatorship of 4 folks, he alleged.

“What we are witnessing is the death of democracy. That is what India is witnessing. What India has built brick by brick, starting almost a century ago, is basically being destroyed in front of your eyes,” Gandhi, who was flanked by social gathering leaders Ashok Gehlot and Jairam Ramesh, mentioned.

“Democracy is now a memory in India and nothing more. There are going to be consequences of this because people of India will not be quiet about that,” he additionally mentioned.

“All of you know it, all of India knows it. Anybody who stands against this idea of the onset of dictatorship, does not matter who he is, where he comes from, which state, which religion, male or female, that person is viciously attacked, put in jail, arrested, beaten up,” he mentioned.

The concept is that folks’s points, whether or not they’re worth rise, unemployment, violence in society, should not be raised, Gandhi mentioned, alleging that the extra he raises folks’s points and speaks the reality, the extra he will likely be attacked.

“My problem is that I speak the truth and I do not fear anything. I will raise issues of price rise, and I will be attacked more. But, the one who threatens himself fears,” he claimed, alleging that they worry worth rise, unemployment and the facility of individuals. Noting that he’ll proceed to lift folks’s points, he mentioned, “I get great joy when political people attack me. I get happiness.”

He alleged that the federal government is being run to guard the pursuits of four-five folks and this “dictatorship” is being run within the curiosity of “two-three big business people by two people”.

ALSO READ | ‘Stop blaming Indian democracy for folks’s repeated rejection of you’: BJP hits again at Rahul Gandhi

The Congress chief additional alleged that no establishment within the nation is unbiased and all the infrastructure of the federal government is with one social gathering.

The opposition that fights in a democracy, does so with the energy of the establishments, he mentioned, alleging that each one these establishments are supporting the federal government as a result of it has management over them.

“No establishment is unbiased and they’re answerable for the RSS, which has put in its folks there.

We are combating in opposition to all the infrastructure,” he mentioned, alleging establishments throw their weight in opposition to any individual talking in opposition to the federal government.

“There is financial monopoly and institutional monopoly, that is why the opposition is not effective,” he mentioned.

On BJP’s declare that they’ve been successful elections, he mentioned, “Hitler also used to win elections. He had the entire institutional structure with him. Give me the power on the institutions and I will show you how elections are won.”

Asked concerning the questioning by the Enforcement Directorate of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and him within the National Herald case, he mentioned, “Question all you want, there is absolutely nothing there, everybody knows it”.

“My job is to resist the idea of the RSS and the more I do it, the more I will be attacked. I am happy, attack me,” he mentioned.

Gandhi asserted that the federal government can “continue scaring” them, it won’t make any distinction.

To one other query, he mentioned, “They attack the Gandhi family because we fight for an ideology and there are crores of people like us. We fight for democracy, for communal harmony and have been fighting for years. Only I did not do this.”

This has been executed for years, my members of the family have sacrificed their lives,” he said, adding this is “our duty”.

“When India is divided and Hindus-Muslims are made to fight then we feel pained, when someone is assaulted for being Dalit, we are pained, when a woman is beaten up, we are pained that is why we fight. This is not a family, this is an ideology,” he asserted.

Gandhi additionally attacked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, saying she doesn’t perceive something.

“I don’t think the finance minister has any understanding of what is going on. She is just a mouthpiece. If she had, we would not be in this situation,” he mentioned.

He asserted that what the FM is saying is “just complete nonsense” as she most likely doesn’t know that India is going through the very best unemployment.

“This is not the reality, what she is saying. The reality is different and perception is created,” he mentioned, including they speak of StartUp India, however it’s throwing folks out.

He additionally mentioned the federal government is claiming nobody died in India throughout Covid, however worldwide businesses say over 5 lakh folks died.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot mentioned all opposition events must come collectively in opposition to this “onslaught” of the federal government in opposition to democracy and claimed that these had been tough instances.

Ramesh alleged that their chief has answered all questions, not like the prime minister who has by no means confronted the media or held a press convention.

“He is not a ‘Teleprompter-jeevi’,” Ramesh mentioned, in an obvious assault on the prime minister.

Congress is holding nationwide protests in opposition to worth rise, unemployment and GST hike on some important gadgets.

Dressed in black, Congress MPs led by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi staged a protest within the Parliament House complicated as they marched in direction of Rashtrapati Bhawan as a part of their nationwide protest.

NEW DELHI: Several Congress MPs together with Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor detained by Delhi Police on Friday throughout a protest in opposition to the Central authorities on worth rise and unemployment

Wearing black garments, Congress MPs, led by social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, staged a protest within the Parliament House complicated on Friday as they marched in direction of the Rashtrapati Bhawan as a part of their nationwide stir.

The protesting MPs of the opposition social gathering raised slogans in opposition to the federal government demanding that the GST hike on important gadgets be withdrawn, with Sonia Gandhi standing with the ladies MPs of the social gathering, holding a banner, exterior gate #1 of Parliament.

They had been, nonetheless, stopped by the Delhi Police and never allowed to proceed in direction of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Sonia Gandhi didn’t participate within the march.

The different MPs had been detained by police at Vijay Chowk.

“Again at present, Congress MPs denied democratic proper to protest in opposition to worth rise, unemployment and GST.

Bundled into police vans at Vijay Chowk.

It’s clear, solely those that are afraid attempt to instill worry!” social gathering chief Jairam Ramesh mentioned in a tweet.

The Congress leaders, together with former social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi, wore black shirts and black bands on their arms as a mark of protest.

Leaders and employees of the Congress assembled on the social gathering headquarters right here to take part within the nationwide protest in opposition to worth rise, the hike within the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on important gadgets and unemployment.

ALSO READ | ‘Onset of dictatorship’: Rahul Gandhi hits out at BJP amid Congress’ countrywide protests

The social gathering can be protesting in opposition to the alleged misuse of probe businesses by the federal government to focus on its leaders.

Top Congress leaders, together with Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, reached the social gathering headquarters within the morning.

The Delhi Police has denied permission to the opposition social gathering to stage a protest within the nationwide capital as prohibitory orders are in place in New Delhi district.

The Congress employees additionally search to gherao Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence as a part of the protest.

The protesting Congress MPs tied lemons, chilies and empty packets of dairy merchandise round their neck as a mark of protest.

Meanwhile, safety on the Congress headquarters has been beefed up because the social gathering employees, led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, are slated to gherao the prime minister’s residence.

A lot of police personnel has been deployed at 24, Akbar street amid heavy rains in Central Delhi.

The whole lane main as much as the Congress workplace has been closely barricaded and the media has additionally been barred to enter the social gathering workplace.

Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that India is witnessing the “death of democracy” and anyone who raises folks’s points and stands in opposition to the onset of dictatorship is “viciously attacked” and put in jail.

Addressing a press convention on the AICC headquarters right here forward of the nationwide protest by the Congress in opposition to worth rise and GST hike on important gadgets, the previous Congress president mentioned the Gandhi household is attacked as a result of it fights for democracy and for communal concord.

Gandhi charged that the only agenda of the federal government is that folks’s points comparable to worth rise, unemployment and violence in society should not be raised.

“There isn’t any democracy in India and there’s a dictatorship of 4 folks, he alleged.

“What we are witnessing is the death of democracy. That is what India is witnessing. What India has built brick by brick, starting almost a century ago, is basically being destroyed in front of your eyes,” Gandhi, who was flanked by social gathering leaders Ashok Gehlot and Jairam Ramesh, mentioned.

“Democracy is now a memory in India and nothing more. There are going to be consequences of this because people of India will not be quiet about that,” he additionally mentioned.

“All of you know it, all of India knows it. Anybody who stands against this idea of the onset of dictatorship, does not matter who he is, where he comes from, which state, which religion, male or female, that person is viciously attacked, put in jail, arrested, beaten up,” he mentioned.

The concept is that folks’s points, whether or not they’re worth rise, unemployment, violence in society, should not be raised, Gandhi mentioned, alleging that the extra he raises folks’s points and speaks the reality, the extra he will likely be attacked.

“My problem is that I speak the truth and I do not fear anything. I will raise issues of price rise, and I will be attacked more. But, the one who threatens himself fears,” he claimed, alleging that they worry worth rise, unemployment and the facility of individuals. Noting that he’ll proceed to lift folks’s points, he mentioned, “I get great joy when political people attack me. I get happiness.”

He alleged that the federal government is being run to guard the pursuits of four-five folks and this “dictatorship” is being run within the curiosity of “two-three big business people by two people”.

ALSO READ | ‘Stop blaming Indian democracy for folks’s repeated rejection of you’: BJP hits again at Rahul Gandhi

The Congress chief additional alleged that no establishment within the nation is unbiased and all the infrastructure of the federal government is with one social gathering.

The opposition that fights in a democracy, does so with the energy of the establishments, he mentioned, alleging that each one these establishments are supporting the federal government as a result of it has management over them.

“No establishment is unbiased and they’re answerable for the RSS, which has put in its folks there.

We are combating in opposition to all the infrastructure,” he mentioned, alleging establishments throw their weight in opposition to any individual talking in opposition to the federal government.

“There is financial monopoly and institutional monopoly, that is why the opposition is not effective,” he mentioned.

On BJP’s declare that they’ve been successful elections, he mentioned, “Hitler also used to win elections. He had the entire institutional structure with him. Give me the power on the institutions and I will show you how elections are won.”

Asked concerning the questioning by the Enforcement Directorate of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and him within the National Herald case, he mentioned, “Question all you want, there is absolutely nothing there, everybody knows it”.

“My job is to resist the idea of the RSS and the more I do it, the more I will be attacked. I am happy, attack me,” he mentioned.

Gandhi asserted that the federal government can “continue scaring” them, it won’t make any distinction.

To one other query, he mentioned, “They attack the Gandhi family because we fight for an ideology and there are crores of people like us. We fight for democracy, for communal harmony and have been fighting for years. Only I did not do this.”

This has been executed for years, my members of the family have sacrificed their lives,” he said, adding this is “our duty”.

“When India is divided and Hindus-Muslims are made to fight then we feel pained, when someone is assaulted for being Dalit, we are pained, when a woman is beaten up, we are pained that is why we fight. This is not a family, this is an ideology,” he asserted.

Gandhi additionally attacked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, saying she doesn’t perceive something.

“I don’t think the finance minister has any understanding of what is going on. She is just a mouthpiece. If she had, we would not be in this situation,” he mentioned.

He asserted that what the FM is saying is “just complete nonsense” as she most likely doesn’t know that India is going through the very best unemployment.

“This is not the reality, what she is saying. The reality is different and perception is created,” he mentioned, including they speak of StartUp India, however it’s throwing folks out.

He additionally mentioned the federal government is claiming nobody died in India throughout Covid, however worldwide businesses say over 5 lakh folks died.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot mentioned all opposition events must come collectively in opposition to this “onslaught” of the federal government in opposition to democracy and claimed that these had been tough instances.

Ramesh alleged that their chief has answered all questions, not like the prime minister who has by no means confronted the media or held a press convention.

“He is not a ‘Teleprompter-jeevi’,” Ramesh mentioned, in an obvious assault on the prime minister.

Congress is holding nationwide protests in opposition to worth rise, unemployment and GST hike on some important gadgets.

Dressed in black, Congress MPs led by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi staged a protest within the Parliament House complicated as they marched in direction of Rashtrapati Bhawan as a part of their nationwide protest.