Congress stages protest against price rise; Rahul, Priyanka among several leaders detained, released 6 hours later

Rahul Gandhi, senior Congress leaders KC Venugopal, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Gaurav Gogoi were among the 65 MPs detained and taken away from Vijay Chowk in a police bus

PTI

New Delhi, August 5

More than 60 Congress MPs, detained by the police during the party’s protest in Delhi against price rise and unemployment, were released after about six hours, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said on Friday.

Police detain Priyanka Gandhi. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, K C Venugopal, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Gaurav Gogoi were among those detained and taken away from Vijay Chowk, outside AICC headquarters and other places in the National Capital.

“Congress MPs have just been released after being detained for almost 6 hours for protesting peacefully and democratically against price rise, unemployment and GST,” Ramesh, who had also been detained, tweeted.

The Congress has opposed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike on essential items.

In a statement, the Delhi Police said a total 335 protesters, including 65 MPs, had been detained under the Delhi Police Act in order to “maintain law and order” in the area.

Intimation about detention of MPs/MLAs is being sent to the respective competent authorities, the police said.

The protesters were appropriately warned about the prohibitory orders in force in the area and repeatedly requested to disperse from the area, the police said.

However, they continued the protest, thereby violating prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC, it said.

“When the police personnel moved in to contain the situation, the protestors tried to obstruct the police officers from performing their duties, manhandled and injured them. Appropriate legal action is being taken into the matter,” the police said.

#inflation #jairam ramesh #priyanka gandhi vadra #rahul gandhi #Unemployment

Tribune Shorts


Top News

Nitish dumps BJP; to be sworn in as  CM again with Tejashwi as deputy

Nitish dumps BJP; to be sworn in as CM again with Tejashwi as deputy

RJD says new alliance to oppose BJP’s ‘divisive agenda’ | BJ...

Shinde expands Cabinet, takes in 9 each from Sena, BJP

Eknath Shinde expands Cabinet, takes in 9 each from Shiv Sena, BJP

No woman inducted in new Maharashtra team

WhatsApp will now give 2 days to delete messages

WhatsApp will now give 2 days to delete messages

Can exit group silently, choose who sees you online

Cities

View All