The Congress has planned nationwide protests on Friday against price hikes, unemployment and the imposition of Goods and Services Tax on food items. The party had decided to march ‘Chalu Rashtrapati Bhavan’ from Parliament to the President’s House by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs, while other senior leaders and workers would also surround the Prime Minister’s residence.
Apart from Jantar Mantar, Section 144 has been imposed in the entire area of New Delhi district. Barricades have been erected on Akbar Road, Delhi and police presence as Congress workers start approaching the party office.
Delhi Police has written a letter to KC Venugopal informing that Section 144 has been imposed in the entire area of New Delhi except Jantar Mantar, therefore no protest will be allowed and a warning has been issued. Is. Acting on intelligence inputs, the Delhi Police has tightened security especially around the Prime Minister’s residence and the houses of all VVIPs, sources suggested.
This comes in the backdrop of the Enforcement Directorate in the National Herald case, where both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have been questioned in the past. On Thursday, the ED searched the Young Indian offices at Herald House after Leader of the Opposition and Congress leader Mallikarjan Kharge was summoned while Parliament was in session. The Congress alleged that this ‘Modi Shahi is reaching a new low’.
On Tuesday, 10-12 locations were searched, with Herald House being a focal location in the case. August 5 was chosen as the day of protest against common man’s problems.
However, according to sources, this is also a demonstration of the strength of the Congress party.
Senior party leader Rahul Gandhi, who while speaking on the ED probe yesterday told the press that he is ‘not afraid of Modi’, will hold a press conference at AICC at 9:30 am today.
(with agency information)
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