New Delhi: Congress leaders and workers were detained by police as they gathered at Red Fort for ‘Loktantra Bachao Mashaal Shanti March’ till Town Hall on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had informed that all the Member of Parliaments (MPs) and party workers belonging to the grand-old party will join the march.
As per media reports, the party did not get the due permission to gather at the Red Fort.
Delhi | Congress leaders and workers were detained by police as they gathered at Red Fort for 'Loktantra Bachao Mashaal Shanti March' till Town Hall. https://t.co/xltww8xLZG pic.twitter.com/7Bhd5lvQ7S
— ANI (@ANI) March 28, 2023
Senior Congress leader & AICC incharge for Madhya Pradesh Shri @inc_jpagarwal & Congress party workers arrested by Delhi Police from Jain Mandir near Red Fort.
Congress leaders are to participate in “Loktantra Bachao Mashal Shanti March” at Red Fort from 7 PM, today. pic.twitter.com/a165ITNAJE
— Rahul Shukla IYC (@rahulshuklaiyc) March 28, 2023
The march was scheduled to start from Red Fort to Town Hall in old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk at 7 pm on Tuesday against the dismisal of party leader Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha.
Congress is agitated by the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi after which, the party launched several protests across the nation.
Jai Bharat Satyagraha will be organized
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh informed that the party will protest across the country in the next 30 days. The movement has been named Jai Bharat Satyagraha. This protest will be held at block, state and national level.
Earleir in the day, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi agreed to vacate the government-alloted bunglow at 12 Taghlak Lane after his membership was cancelled.
“As an elected Member of Lok Sabha over last 4 terms, it is the mandate of the people to which I owe the happy memories of my time spent here,” said Rahul Gandhi in the letter written writes to Deputy Secretary, MS Branch, Lok Sabha Secretariat.
“Without prejudice to my rights, I will, of course, abide by the details contained in your letter,” he added.