The Congress Party on Friday held nationwide protests against the government’s alleged inaction on rising prices and unemployment. Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi were detained by the Delhi Police as they led a march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk in Delhi. Stay here for the latest on this story.
PTI | New Delhi
The Delhi Police on Friday detained more than 200 Congress protesters, including 50 Members of Parliament, from Lutyens’ Delhi, officials said.
Congress on Friday called for a mass protest here against the price rise, unemployment and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike on essential items.
The protest began near the All India Congress Committee (AICC) office, a senior police officer said.
The detained leaders also include Members of the Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
New Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police Amrutha Guguloth got injured in the hand during the protest and was given first aid treatment, the officer said.
Ahead of the protest, police issued an advisory saying the traffic movement will be affected in parts of Lutyens’ Delhi on Friday.
The police have made special arrangements and diversions will be suggested based on expected spots of congestion on major roads.
The Times Of India
#Delhi | Congress MP #RahulGandhi, Party’s Gen Secretary #PriyankaGandhiVadra & other Congress leaders leave from New Police Lines Kingsway Camp PS
Congress leaders were detained by police during a protest against the Central government on price rise and unemployment in #Delhi
The Hindu – Chennai
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detained more than 200
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