Watch: How did Congress’ protest against inflation spread across the country?

Author: Yuvi August 5, 2022

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Among other things, nationwide protests were held across the country by the Congress party over large-scale unemployment and price hikes. Several Congress leaders including Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi as well as Shashi Tharoor were detained in New Delhi.

#Congress protest | Several Congress leaders, including Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, were detained on Friday.

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Section 144 has been imposed in the entire area of ​​New Delhi district except Jantar Mantar. Earlier this morning, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack against the government, saying that India is no longer a democracy, but a dictatorship. “India is witnessing the death of democracy,” he told a press conference. “Brick by brick that India built almost a century ago is being destroyed before your eyes. Anyone who stands up against this idea of ​​the beginning of a dictatorship is viciously attacked, imprisoned, arrested and beaten.”

#Congress protest | Congress leader @priyankagandhi detained outside AICC Headquarters in New Delhi.

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Protests are taking place in many places across the country. Congress leaders and workers are protesting in the capital cities of every state.

#Congress protest | Delhi Police Officer and Congress leader @priyankagandhi outside AICC Headquarters on Friday afternoon.

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Several Congress leaders, led by Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole, were detained in Mumbai after they were stopped from marching to the Raj Bhavan, the residence of Governor BS Koshyari in Vidhan Bhavan. Patole said, “We are only going to Raj Bhavan against the central government and the BJP. Unemployment and oppression are increasing due to increase in GST. The police is under pressure and is stopping us.”

The detained leaders were brought to the Azad Maidan police station.

#live | 20-25 senior Congress leaders have been detained by the police.

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Congress leaders and party workers in Punjab also joined the nationwide protest. “Inflation is rising. Tax is being imposed. We are apprehensive that we are heading towards a crisis like Sri Lanka. We are holding a sit-in to wake the government from sleep,” Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Waring told ANI.

#live | After the detention, the Congress leaders were brought to the Azad Maidan police station.

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