Congress protest Live Updates: Congress MPs will march to Rashtrapati Bhavan over price hike
Congress Protest Live: The Congress party will march to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday to register its protest against the issues of inflation, unemployment and GST on food items. Even as Delhi Police wrote a letter to the party on Wednesday denying permission for the march, Congress MP Digvijay Singh said on Thursday, “All Congress MPs to raise issues like price rise and inflation.” Will march to Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow.”
Congress MPs are protesting the issues both inside and outside Parliament and will begin their “Chalo Rashtrapati Bhavan” march from Parliament. In capital cities across India, state units will organize marches to Raj Bhavans in which MLAs, MLCs, former MPs and senior leaders will also participate. After a meeting on protest strategies earlier this week, AICC general secretary KC Venugopal said: “Senior leaders and office-bearers of the Delhi PCC to chalk out a strategy for the Congress’ mass protest in Delhi, the Rashtrapati Bhavan march and the PM House gherao protest. presided over the meeting. August 5, against price rise, unemployment and imposition of higher GST on essential commodities.
However, at a press conference on Wednesday, Congress general secretary Ajay Maken said that the party has received a letter from Delhi Police refusing permission for the demonstration and march to the Prime Minister’s residence and Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday. Maken was addressing the media after the ED sealed an office in the building of Young Indian – a firm linked to the Gandhi family that had acquired Associated Journals Ltd., publisher of the National Herald newspaper. “AICC issued a circular last week on August 5 announcing our plan to hold a nationwide protest on the issue of hike in GST rates on food items, unemployment and growth. As per the plan… MPs were to march to Rashtrapati Bhavan and Congress leaders were to protest outside the Prime Minister’s residence. Today we got a letter from DCP saying that we cannot hold any protest on 5th August. ,